3 Arab villages liberated, 18 ISIS fighters killed in Qayyarah District

Iraqi army forces. File photo.
Iraqi army forces. Archival photo.

( Nineveh – The Commander of al-Hashed al-Shaabi in southern Mosul Fares Sabawi announced on Thursday the liberation of three villages belonging to Qayyarah area (60 kilometers south of Mosul), while pointed out to the death of 18 ISIS fighters during the past two days.

Sheikh Fares Sabawi said in a brief statement obtained by, “We liberated three villages in Qayyarah area south of Mosul with the participation of 800 fighters of al-Hashed al-Shaabi, Nineveh Operations Command and the international coalition, as well as the Kurdish Peshmerga forces,” pointing out that, “We managed to kill 18 ISIS members, including five foreign members and destroyed eight booby-trapped vehicles.”

Sabawi added, “The operations will continue until the liberation of Qayyarah and the surrounding villages in order to cut ISIS supply lines between Mosul and Salahuddin.”

The Nineveh Operations Command announced early this month the liberation of a village in Qayyarah southwest of Mosul (405 km north of Baghdad), while emphasized that 31 ISIS members were either killed or wounded during the operation.

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