Iraqi Army Starts Important Operation in Southern Mosul

Sat Aug 13, 2016 14:46:28

The Iraqi Army announced the start of their imperative offensive to capture the Islamic State (ISIS,ISIL , IS and Daesh) stronghold of Al Qiyyarah, marking the inception of the government’s assault to liberate this city.

Al-Qiyyarah is strategically located along the main highway to the provincial capital of the Nineveh Governorate; if captured, ISIS will no longer have a buffer-zone to the south of Mosul.

The US Air Force is aiding the Iraqi Armed Forces from above, targeting the ISIS's positions along the Mosul-Baghdad Highway.

The ISIS will not likely hold this town for very long, thanks in large part to its susceptibility to Iraqi airstrikes.


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