Iraqi joint forces retake 5 villages in Salahuddin

Representational file photo.
Representational file photo.

Salahuddin ( On Thursday, the movement of Tha’r al-Iraq has announced it liberated 5 villages from ISIS militants in al-Sharqat area in north of Salahuddin province.

The movement, which has its headquarters in Erbil announced, that its fighters accompanied by Kurdish troops and with aerial support from the US-led coalition have carried out an offensive against ISIS militants in al-Sharqat and managed to liberate the villages of E’liywa Saghir, E’liywa Kabir, Kabiba, Jarollah, and Jadida from ISIS militants.”

Mohamed Ahmed Saleh, one of the leaders of the movement said, “The ground offensive was carried out by our troops alongside Kurdish fighters and with aerial support from the international coalition.”

“Our troops have been trained in a special camp near Erbil” he added.

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