Kurdish Forces Pound Islamic State Militants Northeast of Baghdad

About a two hour's drive northeast of Baghdad, in Diyala province, Kurdish pershmerga are pounding the town of Sadiyah. They're trying to wrest back control of the town from Islamic State militants who captured Sadiyah more than a week ago. They're bombarded the town from the high ground to the north—while Iraqi government forces attack the town from the south. The militants took control of villages and towns in Diyala in June...and then more territory in August.

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