The troops are equipped with heavy arms and armored vehicles

 

 

Jihadists have also fortified their stronghold to make the mission even harder for the Iraqis

 

 

A prominent Iraqi Shi’ite leader says its the beginning of ISIS' end

 

 

Several IS corpses are left on the battlefield

 

 

The jihadist group has access to mustard and chlorine gas in northern Iraq

 

 

Jihadists are no longer able to conduct effective assaults, says a Peshmerga commander

 

KRSC Chancellor Masrour Barzani congratulates the Peshmerga for liberating several Shabak and Kakai villages

 

 

IS has ordered its jihadists to withdraw from the frontlines

 

 

They new deployment is to assist Peshmerga in the area