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Iraqi Forces Liberate Strategic ISIS-Held Regions in Nineveh Province

27 December 2016 16:58

Iraqi Forces Liberate Strategic ISIS-Held Regions in Nineveh Province

The Iraqi Federal Police and volunteer forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) continued their advances in Nineveh and took control of two strategic regions in the province.

Iraq’s Federal Police seized back the strategic al-Qods district in the Eastern part of the city of Mosul on Tuesday.

Meantime, the Iraqi volunteer forces recaptured al-Qameshliyeh village in the Western part of Nineveh province.

“The liberation of al-Qameshliyeh village can block ISIS attacks on Hashd al-Shaabi’s military positions in the Southern part of Tal Afar region and al-Qameshliyeh is an important region to connect Tal Afar to Sinjar that is predominantly occupied by Peshmerga forces.

In a relevant development on Monday, Iraq’s joint military forces continued their advances in Nineveh province, Inflicting heavy losses and casualties on ISIL terrorists.

Commander of Iraqi Federal Police Raed Shaker Judat said that the Iraqi armed forces managed to destroy three bomb-laden vehicles of the ISIL and killed 10 terrorists in the Western part of the city of Mosul in Nineveh province.

Judat said that the armed forces carried out three separate military operations in Koukajli and al-Quds districts in Western Mosul.

The Iraqi commander also said that the country’s Federal Police units also repelled the ISIS terrorists’ offensive in the Southern part of Nineveh province.

The Iraqi military troops also destroyed four command centers and 14 artillery units of the ISIL terrorist group.

Iraq’s joint military forces started the Nineveh liberation operation on October 17 and they have seized back from the ISIL hundreds of square kilometers of Nineveh province’s lands and tens of districts

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