(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Iraqi security forces started to storm into three new neighborhoods north and east of Mosul, and detonated two booby-trapped vehicles in these neighborhoods, Sky Press reported on Tuesday.
The Iraqi media outlet stated, “Forces from the Golden Division started, before noon today, to storm into areas north and east of Mosul, including the neighborhoods of al-Akha’a, al-Bakr and al-Hadba’a.”
“The [security] forces started to storm into these areas after the preliminary bombardment to warn the residents of these areas,” Sky Press explained. “Iraqi forces also managed to detonate two booby-trapped vehicles and kill three suicide bombers in al-Hadba’a area, while clashes are still ongoing in the mentioned areas,” Sky Press added.
Earlier today, Shia militia of al-Hashd al-Shaabi announced retaking three villages west of Nineveh, and storming into other village within the third phase of battle to liberate the province.