Iraqi Forces, Militias Break Siege in Amerli -Officials - Presented by: The Aol. On Network

Iraqi security forces backed by Shi'ite militias on Sunday (August 31) broke the two-month siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants and entered the northern town, officials said. The mayor of Amerli and army officers said troops backed by militias defeated fighters from the Islamic State (IS) to the east of the town. Fighting continued to the north of Amerli in several villages.



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