Mosul Surrounded by Peshmarga Fighters
Kurdish Peshmarga forces have surrounded Mosul from three sides ahead of a planned operation to liberate the city from the ISIL control, a senior Peshmarga official said.
According to Asharq Al-Awsat, Peshmarga Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Jamal Mohamed said, “Over the past few months, Peshmarga forces have been able to make significant advances East, West and North of Mosul and our operations there have completely cut off ISIL from these areas.”
“Our forces are now very close to Mosul. In some cases we are no further than 10–15 kilometers from the city and are in control of all the main bridges in the (surrounding) Eski and Al-Kasak area, which is the main link between Mosul and Tal Afar,” he added.