Kurdish Forces Retake Towns From ISIL in Northern Iraq

After a day of coordinated strikes against ISIL, Kurdish forces report they have retaken two border towns. 

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Kurdish forces have retaken two crucial border towns in northern Iraq from ISIL militants, according to a senior Kurdish military official Sunday.

Brig. Gen. Shirko Fatih told the AP that Kurdish fighters were able to push ISIL out of the villages of Makhmour and al-Gweir about 25 miles from Irbil. The Kurdish counterattacks were coordinated with American airstrikes.

American drone and fighter jet strikes protected Kurdish forces near Irbil, according to a statement by U.S. Central Command, by destroying three armed ISIL vehicles and damaging others.

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