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Kurdish Forces Rebound; 20,000 Civilians Rescued

By Jenna Laine
Host, Your Wake Up Call

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Reinvigorated by American airstrikes, Kurdish forces retook two towns from Sunni militants Sunday, achieving one of their first victories after weeks of retreating.

A Kurdish general says that Kurdish peshmerga fighters were able to push the militants of the Islamic State group out of the villages of Makhmour and al-Gweir, some 45 kilometers from Irbil.

The United States launched a fourth round of airstrikes Sunday, and there are reports some 20,000 Yazidi Iraqis were rescued.

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