(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – The Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced on Tuesday that joint security forces liberated 1,440 kilometers of Nineveh and killed more than 1,300 members of the Islamic State during ongoing military operations and air strikes to west of Mosul.
The ministry also mentioned that joint security forces destroyed 166 booby-trapped vehicles and dismantled 1,100 improvised explosive devices in the same area.
Spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, Colonel Saad Moen, said in a press statement, “Joint security forces in the southern axis of Mosul managed to kill 778 members of the ISIS, while Iraqi Army Aviation killed 375 members of ISIS,” noting that, “The international coalition air force managed to kill 149 ISIS members so far.”
“Joint security forces in the southern axis also managed to arrest 94 ISIS members as well as destroy 166 booby-trapped vehicles, seize 26 vehicles, dismantle 1,126 improvised explosive devices and destroy 37 hideouts and 16 explosives plants,” Moen added.
Moen also emphasized that the joint security forces liberated 1,440 kilometers of Nineveh Province.