Iraqi forces take control of Kurdish-held areas in Mosul's Niveveh's province

Iraqi forces take control of Kurdish-held areas in Mosul's Niveveh's province
Wed Oct 18, 2017 09:18:59

Iraqi forces took control on Tuesday of areas previously held by Kurdish forces in Mosul's Nineveh province, in northern Iraq, a military statement said on Wednesday.

(reuters) -- The areas were evacuated by the Kurdish Peshmerga fighters before the arrival of the Iraqi forces. The Peshmerga had taken them between over the past three years, a part of the war on Isis militants.

The Mosul Dam, north west of the city, is among the positions retaken from the Peshmerga, the military statement said.

(Photo: The Mosul Dam, the largest in Iraq, holds back billions of cubic metres of water)

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