Security forces of Iraq and Kurdish Peshmerga have seized further villages close to Mosul IS control, adding up to 500 square miles of land taken back in the previous week, stated by military officials.
On Monday Ministry of Defense of Iraq stated its armed forces liberated the villages of Dor al-Taqa al-Harariyah and al-Khanfsan, situated south of Mosul. The army of Iraq’s 15th brigade and Federal Police of Iraq “hoisted the Iraqi flag on the buildings,” the ministry stated, adding up that the security forces would move forward to Munira village.
On Monday the Iraqi forces were in addition capable to drive back an attack by IS on Rutba town in Iraq’s western area, round about 200 miles as of Ramadi. Haider al-Abadi the Prime Minister of Iraq earlier cautioned the IS may initiate retaliatory assaults somewhere else in Iraq subsequent to the Mosul offensive start on 17th of Oct. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, Pentagon spokesperson stated on Monday that approx 500 square miles of land since has been lost by IS after the Mosul action started. The important gains comprise the Bartella town, at present being vacant which is appros 18 miles from center of Mosul city, Davis stated.
Brett McGurk, particular envoy for the global anti-Islamic State alliance of Obama’, stated “all purposes met up until now” a week within the Mosul action.
Mosul is believed among the mainly significant battles in battle in opposition to the IS in Iraq, as it is measured the radical Islamist faction’s final main stronghold in state. Iraqi and Obama’s representative have stated they anticipate Mosul to be re-taken by government of Iraq by the year end.
Peshmerga forces Kurdish have been lingering for 3 days for inhabitants in Fazilliyah village to abandon earlier than approaching into village to get rid of the IS, reported by Rudaw. Villager’s running away were observed hoisting white flags on top of their houses to caution war jets not to carry out air hits on their land.