VIDEO: Iraqi Hashd Al-Shaabi Forces Start Phase 5 of Anti-ISIS Mosul Operation

Fri Nov 25, 2016 18:43:16

The Iraqi volunteer forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) started their 5th phase of anti-terrorism operation Southwest of Tal Afar city in Nineveh province on Friday.


According to the official wing of Hashd al-Shaabi, their forces liberated the villages of al-Tafahah and Abu Nijaylah after fierce clashes with the ISIL terrorists Southwest of Tal Afar city.

Following the liberation of al-Tafahah and Abu Nijaylah, the popular forces turned their attention to the last part of the highway that links Tal Afar to the Syrian border-crossing at al-Qa'im to cut off ISIS most important supply route to Mosul.

A security source in Iraq's Nineveh province said on Thursday that Iraqi Army forces freed two populated districts from ISIL militants on the left bank of Northern city of Mosul.

The security source told Sumeriya News that Iraqi Army forces liberated Zohour neighborhood and the Green Apartments in Eastern Mosul and cleared the two districts of ISIL terrorists.

Separately, a commander of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces in Sahal Nineveh (Nineveh plains) said the PMF forces are now in control of all liberated areas between Nimrud and al-Hamadanieh, Southeast of Mosul.

The PMF commander, Wa'ad al-Qudwan, added that the popular forces, in a joint operation with Iraqi Army's 7th brigade, have also managed to recapture the linking road between Nimrud and two villages of Qarshur and Balavat towards the city of al-Hamadanieh, FNA reported.


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