Kurdish forces have found an offensive to take the Iraqi town of Sinjar back .
Retrieving Sinjar is one major step toward separating the “caliphate” that ISIS maintains it’s creating across the area.
The artery that passes through the town links Iraq’s Mosul — ISIS’ prized property — in Syria cities holds with it.
But the road additionally carries badly needed supplies to the 1.5 million folks who still live in Mosul, where prices are climbing and activists report hunger.
“It’s not just very important to recapture the town of Sinjar as a moral success, but the power to get the supply lines … is extremely critical for future fights,” said Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, a CNN military analyst.
The operation comprises up to 7,500 Peshmergas — the Kurdish military force — assaulting the city from three sides to take control Security Council said.
By Thursday afternoon, the fighters had taken control of numerous villages near Sinjar.