Saturday, 29 October 2016
Iraqi army says 3 more villages captured from Daesh
Faisal Yasin, a captain in the Iraqi army’s Nineveh Operations Command, told Anadolu Agency that four bomb-laden vehicles of Daesh had also been destroyed and that operations were ongoing.
An Iraqi army major, Mezahim Ahmed said US-led coalition airstrikes against the town of Tal Kayf, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Mosul, mistakenly killed four Iraqi soldiers and injured nine other in Mosul.
The slain soldiers from Iraqi Army’s 16th Division had been in Tal Kayf for almost one week, Ahmed added.
On Oct. 18, the Iraqi army — backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes — launched a much-anticipated operation to retake Mosul, which Daesh overran in mid-2014.
While most villages on the city’s outskirts have since fallen, Daesh remains in control of Mosul, which it overran in mid-2014.
[Photo: Smoke rise from oil wells, were set on fire by Daesh terrorists to limit coalition forces pilots’ eyesight and to make the wells out o service following Iraqi army’s retaking of Al Qayyarah town from Daesh during the operation to retake Iraq’s Mosul from Daesh, in Mosul, Iraq on October 25, 2016. Photographer: Muhabiri Emrah Yorulmaz/AA]