Iraqi F-16 Fighter Jets Target ISIS Oil Tankers, Military Bases near Mosul

Iraqi F-16 Fighter Jets Target ISIS Oil Tankers, Military Bases near Mosul
Sun Jul 3, 2016 20:08:12

The Iraqi fighter jets destroyed ISIS military positions and hardware in a key military base near the city of Mosul in Nineveh province.

The ISIS large oil tanker and a bulldozer were destroyed in the Iraqi airstrikes on Al-Qayara military base.

The Iraqi air force also annihilated two mortar-launchers of the ISIS in al-Khatab village, killing at least 10 terrorists.

Earlier on Sunday, military sources said the Iraqi joint forces continued their advance towards the city of Mosul in Nineveh province and managed to seize back three strategic villages after inflicting heavy losses on them.

"The Iraqi forces took full control of al-Karamah, al-Asriyah and al-Mahl villages to the West of Makhmour in the Southern part of Mosul city," the Arabic-language media quoted an unnamed informed military source as saying.

The source noted that at least 29 ISIS terrorists were killed in clashes with the Iraqi forces in Southern Mosul, and said, "The Iraqi army's engineering unit is currently defusing the bombs planted in the area."

On Thursday, the Iraqi military sources said that the country's army has advanced towards an important air base in the Southern parts of Mosul which can be a springboard for a future offensive on the city.

"The troops are now around 45 km away from the air base at Qayara," military officials said.

Informed military sources disclosed on Wednesday that Iraq's joint military forces had made headway towards Mosul.

"The Iraqi joint forces crossed the borders of Nineveh province and are moving towards Mosul city," the Arabic-language media quoted an unnamed Iraqi popular forces commander as saying on Wednesday.

Meantime, Commander of Salahuddin Operations Major General Jomeh Anad said that the Iraqi forces have entered the entrance of al-Sharqat city in Salahuddin province after heavy clashes with the Takfiri terrorists, FNA reported.

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