MOSUL BLAST: Dozens Killed in Two Car Bomb Blasts in Suburbs

MOSUL BLAST: Dozens Killed in Two Car Bomb Blasts in Suburbs
Thu Dec 22, 2016 14:50:43

Dozens of Iraqi civilians and security troops died Thursday after two car bombs went off near the city of Mosul, local media reported.

Alalam Iraq

The explosions tore through a Mosul suburb of Kokjali that was recaptured last month from ISIS terror group, the Alsumaria television channel reported.

The town is hosting Iraq’s elite special operations forces, known as the Golden Division. The exact number of casualties is not yet known. A government-led operation to retake Mosul from militants of the group outlawed in Russia has been underway since mid-October with air support from an international coalition. The stronghold is regarded as the capital of the Daesh-proclaimed "caliphate.", Sputnik reported.

212 

Category:
string(391) "[{"id":"1901005","sort":"3688216","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2016/12/22/alalam_636180127889340202_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"Iraqi Special Forces Bring Security to More Neighborhoods in Eastern Mosul"} ,{"id":"1900903","sort":"3688217","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2016/12/22/alalam_636180035168297077_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"MOSUL VIDEO: ISIS Attack Repelled by Iraqi Popular Forces in West"} ]"