Kurdish Izadi Forces Cut Key ISIS Supply Line in Iraq’s Sinjar

Kurdish Izadi Forces Cut Key ISIS Supply Line in Iraq’s Sinjar
Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:29:35

Iraqi Izadi Kurds along with tribal fighters have severed a major terrorist supply line by liberating a border area with Syria in the northern region of Sinjar.

According to an Iraqi military statement broadcast on Friday, the group of fighters retook the Um al-Diban and Um Jurais districts located close to the Syrian border following clashes with the ISIS terrorists.

Meanwhile, Major General Ismail Mahalawi, from Anbar Operations Command, announced that three ISIS hideouts had been destroyed close to the central Iraqi city of Ramadi.

“The air force, in coordination with the Tenth Division, managed to destroy three shelters for ISIS east of Albu Obeid area east of Ramadi, killing all the ISIS members who were in them,” he said.

He added that a total of 67 explosive devices were also located by military engineers and destroyed in areas to the east and north of the city.

Earlier, Iraqi government troops liberated the town of Kubaysah in the conflict-ridden western province of Anbar.

The fresh gains follow the commencement of a military operation to recapture the country’s second-largest city of Mosul in the north from ISIS.

Home to around two million people before its capture, Mosul fell to the extremist militants in the earliest days of the assault. The Iraqi army has been fighting to liberate ISIS -held regions with the help of volunteer forces.

The northern and western parts of Iraq have been plagued by violence since ISIS mounted its offensive in the country in June 2014.

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