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20 IS checkpoints disappeared west of Mosul: source

20 IS checkpoints disappeared west of Mosul: source
Checkpoint belonging to the Islamic State.

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) A local source in Nineveh informed that more than 20 checkpoints belonging to the Islamic State, west of Mosul, disappeared in few hours, Alsumaria News reported on Thursday.

The source said, “More than 20 checkpoints belonging to the Islamic State in the areas of al-Zera’i and Bab al-Taub, west of Mosul, disappeared along with their members in few hours.”

“The disappearance of the checkpoints reflects the internal collapse of the extremist group, that started to appear obviously with the start of the battle to liberate western Mosul,” the source added on condition of anonymity.

The battle to liberate western Mosul was launched in 19 February 2017, after the announcement of Prime Minister and General Commander of Armed Forces Haider al-Abadi.



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