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Joint Forces cross to Qayyarah District backed by US Marines artillery

Iraqi security forces. Archival photo.
Iraqi security forces. Archival photo.

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A security source announced on Thursday, that the joint security forces crossed from Makhmur District to Qayyarah south of Mosul using floating bridge on Tigris River, while emphasized that the US Marines artillery shelled ISIS headquarters near Qayyarah.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The joint forces from the Iraqi Army, tribal fighters, Peshmerga and Federal Police crossed from Makhmur to Qayyarah, using a floating bridge on Tigris River,” pointing out that, “ISIS destroyed the bridge linking between the district and Qayyarah during the previous period.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “The joint forces managed to cross to the other side without any confrontation against ISIS fighters,” noting that, “The artillery of the US Marines that were stationed in Makhmur participated in the operation and heavily shelled Qayyarah.”



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