PKK fighters and YPG took control of several villages to the north of Sinjar since August 4, killing dozens of jihadists.
CLASHES CONTINUE IN MAKHMUR AND RABIA
They continue to move forward with an aim to liberate the region.
Hundreds of Yezidi and Kurdish youth have joined the ranks of the resistance to fight the jihadists.
The PKK also sent reinforcements to Hewler, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, to organize the defense and stop the advance of the jihadists.
In Makhmur, 40 km from Erbil, fighting resumed on August 8 after the arrival of PKK fighters to the front.
In the town of Rabia, on the border with Syria, Syrian Kurdish fighters are conducting clean-up operations.
The city is already under the control of YPG which destroyed four tanks and killed at least 24 jihadists on August 7.