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Iraqi Army Advances in South of Mosul Capital of Nineveh Province

28 April 2016 20:55

VIDEO: Iraqi Army Advances in South of Mosul Capital of Nineveh Province


Iraqi forces recapture a village in Nineveh province as part of first phase of offensive to retake Mosul from terrorist of the so-called “Islamic State”.

Colonel Ali Hussein Yasser, Head of Intelligence Section of Army’s 15th Division 72nd Brigade said to Reuters: “Troops of 15th division entered the village of Mahana and engaged with a small group of ISIS (ISIL, IS and Daesh) terrorists and most of the militants who had been in the village had run away.”

Also Nineveh Liberation Operations Command announced in a statement liberating al-Mahana as an “important” village in eastern Qayyarah District south of Mosul, while indicated to the death of 200 ISIS militants.

The Command said “The 15th brigade of Nineveh Operations Command started to cleanse al-Mahana village in eastern Qayyarah from the ISIS gangs,” adding that, “The precise air strikes and artillery bombardment that lasted for more than 30 minutes, resulted in the killing of more than 200 ISIS militants, as well as destroying four car bombs and four rocket launchers.”

The statement continued, “The security forces managed to liberate al-Mahana village completely.”


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