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70 ISIS militants killed in military operation south of Mosul

Iraqi Security forces. File photo.
Iraqi Security forces. Archival photo.


(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – The commander of Nineveh Operations Major General Najim al-Jubouri announced on Wednesday the killing of 70 ISIS militants and wounding of others during a military operation south of Mosul (405 km north of Baghdad), while pointed out to the destruction of seven car bombs.

Maj. Gen. Najim al-Jubouri said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Nineveh Liberation Operations Command received information about the presence of a large number of booby-trapped vehicles and suicide bombers belonging to ISIS in al-Nasser village south of Mosul,” indicating that, “The security forces from the army’s 15th brigade, Peshmerga and tribal fighters began a military operation to destroy the enemy’s capabilities, and they were able to achieve their goals.”

Jubouri added, “The operation resulted in the killing of 70 ISIS fighters, as well as wounding dozens others,” noting that, “Seven booby-trapped vehicles were destroyed during the operation.”

Jubouri continued, “Nineveh Operations Command is awaiting the arrival of the forces from Nineveh police and tribal fighters to control the territory after its liberation,” pointing out that, “The Iraqi Army troops will attack the operations axes.”


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