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Iraqi forces retake village near Mosul from Daesh

12 June 2016 15:47

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Iraqi troops have managed to retake a village south of the Daesh-held city of Mosul as their liberation operations continue in the area.

The Nineveh Operations Command said in a Sunday statement that government forces, equipped with tanks and armored vehicles, recaptured the village of Kharaib Jabr on the western bank of Tigris River.

The village rests near the southern outskirts of Mosul, which has served as the main stronghold of Daesh terrorists in Iraq since 2014.

The troops also killed at least 25 terrorists during fierce clashes with them and destroyed four of their explosives-rigged vehicles.

According to some military officials involved in the operation, the army forces are already advancing towards the village of Haj Ali, about 60 kilometers (40 miles) south of Mosul.

Daesh positions in the village have also come under airstrikes and artillery fire. Reports say at least two Daesh workshops dedicated to make bomb-rigged cars in the village were destroyed during the attacks.

Fighters from the Iraq’s Popular Mobilization units and Kurdish forces are also involved in the liberation operations carried out in the embattled Nineveh Province.

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