The source informed IraqiNews, “Elements of the ISIS group have begun to set fortifications, military posts, anti-aircraft artillery and trenches in the forest area, located in central Mosul,” pointing out that, “The group aims at alleviating air strikes, conducted by the international coalition against ISIS in Mosul.”
“The militants have transferred most of their important sites and positions from the intersections and main streets of Mosul to the forest area in order to take advantage of the density of trees and camouflage against the international coalition warplanes,” the source added.
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