Kurdish fighters claim they are close to driving out ISIL forces from Sinjar in northern Iraq.
Peshmerga launched a major offensive on ISIL held positions backed by coalition air strikes.
Sinjar fell to ISIL last year and the movement promptly murdered and enslaved thousands of members of the Yazidi community.
Those that escaped were stranded on Mount Sinjar without food and water.
They were freed by Syrian Kurds.