An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter fires at ISIS militant positions, from his position on the top of Mount Zardak, a strategic point taken 3 days ago, about 25 kilometers east of Mosul on September 9,2014. AFP PHOTO/JM LOPEZ
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Kurdish forces backed by foreign jets pressed an ambitious operation against ISIS in northern Iraq Thursday, taking on the jihadis in the heart of their "caliphate".That was some of the heaviest bombardment since the jihadis onslaught on the Sinjar area and toward Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region prompted the first U.S. air raids four months ago.Footage released by the Kurdish government showed the charred carcasses of ISIS vehicles destroyed by airstrikes and the jihadis' black flag still flying over abandoned positions.The peshmerga said they recaptured eight villages and killed around 80 ISIS fighters in the initial phase of the two-pronged offensive, launched from Rabia on the Syria border and Zumar on the shores of Mosul dam lake. The 60-nation U.S.-led coalition against ISIS, which also carried out five airstrikes in Syria this week, is not cooperating with the Syrian regime.
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