NEW VIDEO: Kurdish Peshmerga Forces Liberate 12 Villages in Iraq’s Mosul

Mon Aug 15, 2016 16:18:25

The Kurdish Peshmerga forces have pushed back terrorists from more regions in Nineveh province and have liberated 12 villages near Mosul city.

The Peshmerga forces liberated 3 more villages, including al Hassoudiyeh, near Mosul today.

The new advances come one day after the Kurdish Peshmerga forces had liberated 9 villages on Sunday, including Keneshi Saqira, Keneshi Kabira, Satih and Homayrah after heavy battle with the ISIL terrorists.

At least 15 ISIL terrorists were killed in the Peshmerga forces' liberation operations on Monday in the battle over al-Hassoudiyeh and the other two villages.

Over 150 terrorists have been killed in fierce clashes between Peshmerga forces and the ISIL on Sunday and Monday which resulted in the liberation of 12 villages near Mosul city.

On Sunday, the Kurdish forces continued their advances in Nineveh province and stormed the strongholds of the ISIL, battlefield sources said, adding that the clashes ended in the killing or wounding of dozens of terrorists.

The Kurdish Peshmerga forces started new operations to seize back more areas near Mosul in Iraq, specially the strategic Nineveh plain, yesterday.

"The Peshmerga forces started their fresh military offensives against the ISIL terrorists in al Khazer and al-Kavir regions in Nineveh plain," the Arabic-language media quoted an unnamed Peshmerga officer as saying on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Iraq's joint military forces continued their advances in Nineveh province, and seized back four more strategic villages in al-Qayyara region near the city of Mosul on Sunday.

The Iraqi forces are now in full control of the villages of al-Jada'a, Zahiliya, Ajabeh and Javan in al Qayyara region after killed tens of ISIL terrorists and destroyed their bomb-laden vehicles.

Also on Saturday, the Iraqi forces took full control of the villages of al-Marir, al-Bazajeleh, Imam Gharbi and al-Tala'eh in al-Qayyara region; FNA reported.


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