If they succeed, the price should be full statehood for the Kurds.
The Islamic State ‘caliphate’ is in danger of losing a lifeline
Iraqi Kurdish forces have severed a strategic corridor between Mosul and Raqqa, the Islamic State’s main cities in Iraq and Syria. If the Kurds can expand their control of the road, Islamic State fighters will need to rely on lengthier and potentially riskier routes to transport their troops, cash and weapons. Related article.