Kurdish peshmerga forces recapture Mount Zartak from ISIS with assistance from U.S. airstrikes. The mountain is in a strategic location, overlooking a plain that stretches to the ISIS-held city of Mosul. The city is key to the group’s expansion of territory in the north of the country. Kurdish commander Gene Aziz Oweisi:
For the Iraqis it’s important too because it’s a step towards taking back Mosul.