ISIL Evacuates Military Positions, Bases in Southern Mosul City
Military sources disclosed that the ISIL Takfiri terrorists have withdrawn from their positions in the Southern parts of the city of Mosul in the Nineveh province.
“The ISIL terrorist group has evacuated its military positions and bases in al-Qayareh and Hamam al-Alil in the Southern parts of the city of Mosul or 400 kilometers North of Baghdad,” the Arabic-language Al-Alam news channel quoted Commander of the Iraqi Army’s Second Brigade Brigadier General Zanoun Sabaawi as saying on Wednesday.
He reiterated that the ISIL also relocated its prisoners from its three prisons located in Hamam al-Alil region to an unknown place.
“The ISIL prisoners include army and police officers, Tribal leaders, Iraqi MPs, civil workers and ordinary citizens who have been transferred to unknown locations,” Sabaawi said.
Earlier this month, the Southern areas of the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi in Anbar province were purged of the ISIL Takfiri terrorists.
“The 16th division of the Rapid Intervention Forces carried out a tactical operation in al-Naimiyah and managed to liberate it and arrive at a distance of 700 meters from Shuhada neighborhood South of Fallujah,” Deputy President of the Anbar provincial council Faleh al-Issawi said.
He further said that both cities would soon be fully liberated by security forces, local police and residents, while stressing that “the recent progress has tightened the siege on ISIL”.
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.
Senior Iraqi and Syrian officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.
The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.