Kurdish fighters are in control of central Sinjar after taking it from Islamic State, says the Kurdistan security council.
Associated Press journalists reported seeing the fighters raise a Kurdish flag and fire off celebratory gunfire in the town on Friday morning.
Kurdish militia fighters, known as peshmerga, launched a major offensive to retake the town and cut a key highway on Thursday.
US-led coalition airstrikes supported the offensive, dubbed Operation Free Sinjar.
"ISIL defeated and on the run," the Kurdistan regional security council said in a tweet, using an acronym for Islamic State.http://news.sky.com/story/1586899/islamic-state-defeated-and-on-run-in-sinjar
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