Iraq: ISIL Explodes 2 Oil Wells in Nineveh Province, Imposes Curfew in Mosul
“The ISIL terrorists destroyed two big wells in al-Najma oilfield in Southern Nineveh province by exploding them and planted bombs in another oil well,” al-Qayyara Governor Saleh al-Jabouri said on Sunday.
Al-Najma oilfield with 89 oil wells is still under ISIL’s control and the terrorists plunder the crude extracted from the wells.
The ISIL had earlier exploded 14 oil wells in al-Qayyara region which resulted in oil leakage to the Tigris River and outbreak of environmental disaster.
The terrorists also imposed a two-day curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. in all districts of Mosul city.
The local sources said that the move by the ISIL was after 7 dead bodies of its terrorists who had been abducted before were found in al-Qabat district.
On Saturday, informed local sources in Nineveh province disclosed that the ISIL terrorist group was preparing to confront Iraq’s joint military forces in the city of Mosul.
“The ISIL has fortified its military positions in Mosul and increased the number of its patrols in the city,” the Arabic-language media quoted a local source as saying.
The source noted that the ISIL has increased its snipers in Mosul, specially in the Eastern part of the city.
On Wednesday, Iraq’s joint military forces backed by the country’s air force repulsed an attack by the ISIL terrorists on their defense lines in the Southern part of Mosul.
The ISIL terrorists tried to attack the Iraqi volunteer forces’ military positions in the Southern part of the village of Haj Ali from the nearby village of Kanouz.
Fierce clashes between the Iraqi forces and the ISIL terrorists lasted for several hours.
Several ISIL terrorists were killed and wounded in the ISIL’s attacks.
Earlier on Wednesday, a local official in Mosul said that the ISIL militants are fleeing the city since a long-awaited large-scale operation aimed at freeing the second largest city in the country is expected to be launched in the coming days.
“As part of the operation the Iraqi Armed Forces and Peshmerga are shelling ISIL targets in the areas close to Mosul,” said the press secretary for the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Mosul, Said Mamuzini.