IS executed 45 of its own soldiers after losing ground to Kurdish fighters

The 45 IS soldiers would have been punished for the defeat of IS at the Sinjar mountains. The Kurdish fighers were able to create an escape route for the Yazidi  which had been trapped there since August. The Kurdish fighters state that they were able to reclaim 700 square kilometers in just two days time. They did mention that they had been supported by the US Air Force which has carried out dozens of bombings on the IS fighters.