“Kurdish forces Peshmerga detained three of Islamic State’s commanders near Hardan village in Sinjar District (located 120 kilometers — about 75 miles — to the northwest of Mosul),” the source reported.
The unnamed source also revealed that those detained have Saudi Arabia citizenship and were aiming to push deeper into Sinjar District.
The capital under the same name was liberated from ISIL militants in the middle of November. The town of Sinjaris located in Iraqi Nineveh Province near the Syrian border approximately 400 kilometers (250 miles) to the north-west of the country’s capital Baghdad, is inhabited mostly with Kurdish Yazidis.
Most Sinjar residents are still living in the Kurdistan region and Danai and ready to return to the ruined town only if provided with “heavy weapons to defend themselves, and a guarantee of protection from the international community,” the Saudi Gazette reported.