Volunteers from the Yazidi sect who have joined the Kurdish peshmerga forces to fight against ISIS militants, take part in a training on the outskirts of the town of Sinjar, February 3, 2015. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
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Kurdish peshmerga forces have repulsed a major attack by ISIS southwest of Iraqi Kurdistan's capital Irbil, officials said Wednesday."Daesh [ISIS] was not able to use heavy military vehicles or car bombs due to trenches dug out by peshmerga on the front lines," said Barzani, also the nephew of Kurdish leader Massud Barzani.He said the ISIS offensive achieved no gains and added that his operation received air support from the U.S.-led coalition which has carried out hundreds of strikes against ISIS since August 2014 .
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