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Salahuddin Province: Iraqi Forces Win Back Strategic Region Near Al-Sharqat City

10 July 2016 16:15

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Iraq’s joint military forces continued their advances in Salahuddin province on Sunday by taking back strategic regions near the city of al-Sharqat.

The Iraqi forces captured al-Ramazaniat region which paved their way to get very close to the village of al-Aiseh on the outskirts of al-Sharqat in the Northern part of Salahuddin province.

“The Iraqi joint forces are now very close to al-Aiseh village as the ISIL terrorists are evacuating their families from the village which is one  of the strategic strongholds of the Takfiri terrorists,” the Iraqi media quoted an unnamed security source as saying on Sunday.

The military operations to liberate the outskirts of Sharqat in Salahuddin province and al-Qayara region in the Southern part of Mosul kicked off on June 18.

In a relevant development in late June, the Iraqi joint forces seized back two strategic villages in Salahuddin province.

The Iraqi forces purged the terrorists from the al-Zawiya-Makhoul intersection and took full control of al-Baydha and al-Jabariya villages near al-Sharqat city on June 25.

Scores of ISIL terrorists were killed and wounded in tough battle with the Iraqi army and popular forces.

The Iraqi volunteer forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) forces also took full control of the Southern outskirts of al-Sharqat

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