Iraqi forces drive Kurdish fighters out of town of Sinjar

Kurdish forces left and let Shia-led militia move in, says local Yazidi commander, a day after peshmerga withdrew from Kirkuk

Kurdish fighters have lost more territory in Iraq, a day after Iraqi forces pushed them out of the disputed oil-rich city of Kirkuk.

In the town of Sinjar, the commander of the local Yazidi militia, Masloum Shingali, said the Kurdish forces left before dawn on Tuesday, allowing Shia-led militia fighting with Iraqi forces to move into the town.

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