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VIDEO: Iraqi Army Liberates Areas in key Assyrian Town

The Iraqi Army’s 9th Armored Division, backed by the Nineveh Plains Protection Units (Assyrian forces), liberated large parts of the key town of Al-Hamdaniyah on Saturday, resulting in the first major push towards the ISIS stronghold of Mosul.

Intense clashes between the Iraqi Armed Forces and ISIS are still ongoing inside Al-Hamdaniyah; however, the latter has been expelled from most of the town.

Video footage of the areas liberated by the Iraqi Army was published by media on Saturday night; it shows large parts of the town under their control:

In addition to their advance at Al-Hamdaniyah, the Iraqi Armed Forces also liberated 4 other villages in southern Mosul, including Kho’inah, Zahalfah, Tal Simen, and Abu Fashgha, Almasdar reported.

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