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Yazidis wary amid stalled Sinjar offensive

Peshmerga forces near the front line in Sinjar await KRG President Massoud Barzani's orders to advance on the Islamic State.

SINJAR, Iraq — The road to the front line runs close to the Syrian border, through Yazidi towns once occupied by the Islamic State (IS) and bombarded by airstrikes.

Peshmerga fighters allied with various other forces say they will move forward as soon as the president of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) authorizes them to do so.

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