Iraqi Forces to Recapture Mosul Soon, 60KM to Liberate ISIS-Held City

Iraqi Forces to Recapture Mosul Soon, 60KM to Liberate ISIS-Held City
Thu Jul 14, 2016 15:26:38

The Iraqi Armed Forces continued to gain more grounds against the ISIS terrorist group in Northern Nineveh Province and are now only 60 km away from the de-facto capital of the terror group in Iraq, the army’s anti-terrorism operation spokesman said on Thursday.

"The Iraqi security, tribal and anti-terrorism forces, trying to put themselves within the striking distance of Mosul, are keeping their advances toward the city and liberated more places after their most recent clashes with the ISIL militants," the spokesman, Sabah al-Na’aman told reporters.

Earlier this week, the Iraqi security forces could take full control of the al-Qayyara air base in Southern Mosul after heavy clashes with the ISIL terrorists.

Nineveh province's governor-general confirmed the achievement saying that the terrorists fled towards now-liberated al-Qayyara town, leaving their weapons and equipment at the air base. Later, they eventually lost al-Qayyara town after they came under the pro-government forces' heavy attacks.

Media reports also suggest the ISIS terrorist group declared state of alert in Mosul in anticipation of the Iraqi army's advances and its imminent attack on the city, FNA reported.


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