VIDEO: Iraqi Forces Backed by Artillery Units Advanced towards Bashir Village

Sat Apr 9, 2016 17:01:54

The Iraqi popular forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) have begun new special military operations in the Western part of the strategic village of Bashir, and made new military gains.

The Hashd al-Turkmani forces backed by artillery units advanced towards the Southwestern part of Bashir village.

Majority of the popular forces fighting against the terrorists in Taza region are Turkmen Shiites.

"Today's military operations came in the chain of a series of operations which started few days ago to win back Tal Ahmad region," a local Hashd al-Turkman fighter said.

He reiterated that ISIL terrorists have been pushed back from al-Azba region, and said, "We are trying to cut the ISIL's supply route to Albu Mafraj village to the West of Bashir village."

In a relevant development in late March, the Iraqi popular fighters' local spokesman Ali al-Husseini announced that 20 members of the ISIL were killed in an attack carried out by the terrorist organization on Taza.

The al-Hashd al-Shaabi's spokesperson in Iraqi Northern regions also pointed out that two members of al-Hashd al-Turkmani were wounded during the attack, Iraqi News reported.

Husseini said in a press statement, “ISILL members carried out an attack, at dawn today, on three axes toward al-Hashd al-Shaabi defense lines,” pointing out that, “20 members of ISIL were killed during the attack.”

Husseini added, “Two fighters of a-Hashd al-Turkmani were wounded with minor injuries,” indicating that, “al-Hashd al-Shaabi artillery in Taza was able to destruct booby-trapped vehicles belonging to ISIL.”

Iraqi Forces Approach Heet City Center

The Iraqi forces have purged Heet of the ISIL terrorists, but sporadic clashes are still underway in the city, the Iraqi state television quoted a local commander as saying.

The commander said that the Iraqi forces will celebrate the winning back of Anbar province in the coming days.

In a relevant development on Friday, scores of the ISIL terrorists were killed and injured in an Iraqi airstrike that targeted their headquarters in Heet city.

A source in the Joint Operations Command Center said that the Iraqi Air Force's fighter jets launched an airstrike on a local ISIL headquarters in Heet city in the Western part of Anbar, adding that at least nine ISIL terrorists were killed; FNA reported.


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