Nineveh Operations repulses attack by 100 IS militants near Mosul

Nineveh Operations repulses attack by 100 IS militants near Mosul
Joint security forces. File photo.


Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Commander of Nineveh Operations announced on Wednesday repulsing an attack launched by 100 fighters of the Islamic State in northern Mosul, while emphasized that heavy losses were inflicted on the enemy.

Major General Najim al-Jabouri, in a press interview, said, “This morning, 100 fighters of the Islamic State launched an attack on our forces from Tel Keppe and al-Hadba in northern Mosul, backed by five vehicles, including two car bombs, and two armored bulldozers.”

“The joint security forces managed to repulse the attack, as well as inflicting heavy human and material losses on the Islamic State,” Jabouri added.

“Fighter jets and smart artillery of the international coalition were also used to repulse the attack,” Jabouri explained.

“The Islamic State tried to take advantage of the bad weather to attack the forces,” he further added.

The province of Nineveh witnessed wide-scale military operations since October 17, to retake the city of Mosul that was captured by the Islamic state in June 2014.


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