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Turkey Backs Off Its Sinjar Offensive, for Now

Mar 28, 2018 | 20:43 GMT
Fighters from the Kurdish peshmerga militias take up positions in Sinjar in November 2015, during the fight to oust the Islamic State from the area.

Fighters from the Kurdish peshmerga militias take up positions in Sinjar in November 2015, during the operation to oust the Islamic State from the area. More than two years later, Sinjar is back in the spotlight once again.

(John Moore/Getty Images)

After Baghdad deployed troops to the northwestern Iraqi town, Ankara is standing down in its threat to launch an offensive there. But Baghdad's moves won't deter the Turkish government from its quest to combat the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in and beyond its borders....

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