VIDEO: Iraqi Army Troops Took Oil City near Mosul from ISIS, People Happy
Qayara was reclaimed from the Islamic State (ISIS / Daesh / ISIL) on Thursday but sporadic fighting continued until Saturday with some militants continuing to resist in the town’s outskirts.
The bodies of Islamic State (ISIS / Daesh / ISIL) fighters littered the town, and security forces continued to discover and detonate explosive devices.
Thousands of civilians remain in Qayara, which is located 40 miles (65 kilometers) south of Mosul.
The Iraqi Army said it was focusing on restarting public services.