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Army forces kill 7 IS leaders, arrest others west of Mosul

Army forces kill 7 IS leaders, arrest others west of Mosul
Bodies of Islamic State members. File photo.


Mosul (IraqiNews.com) A Counter-Terrorism Officer informed, on Saturday, that Iraqi army forces killed seven leaders of the Islamic State group, while emphasized that security forces and al-Hashd al-Shaabi militia are significantly advancing in western Mosul.

Major Ali Mohsen, in a press statement, said that Iraqi security forces and al-Hashd al-Shaabi militia advanced toward al-Mzawya, west of Mosul.

Meanwhile, Iraqi army forces killed seven Arab leaders of the Islamic State group, and arrested three others during the confrontations, Mohsen added.

Iraqi security forces are going through fierce battles to recapture the city of Mosul from the Islamic State terrorist group, after the announcement of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to start an offensive, in 19 February 2017, to retake the western side of the city.


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