Iraqi Forces Captured Makhoul and Advance Toward Southeast of Mosul

Iraqi Forces Captured Makhoul and Advance Toward Southeast of Mosul
Sat Jun 25, 2016 17:03:05

Iraq forces clear ISIS out of Makhoul, North of Baiji and advance on Al Sharqat in Salahuddin province. In this offensive Elite CTS and IA 9th armored division have reached Makhoul mountains and liberating 150 civilians in the process.

The Iraqi joint forces continued their advances near the city of al-Sharqat in the Northern part of Salahuddin province on Saturday, and seized back two strategic villages in the region.

The Iraqi forces purged the terrorists from the al-Zawiya-Makhoul intersection and took full control of al-Baydha and al-Jabariya villages near al-Sharqat city.

Scores of ISIL terrorists were killed and wounded in tough battle with the Iraqi army and popular forces.

The Iraqi volunteer forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) forces also took full control of the Southern outskirts of al-Sharqat.

Abdullah Abu Maryam, ISIL's chief executioner in Sharqat city, was killed by the Iraqi security forces.

Two other ISIL commanders named Haji Hani and Abu A'esheh who were in charge of the terrorist group's security in Sharqat were also killed in the Iraqi forces' military operations.

Makhul located in northern Tikrit.

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