IS leaders flee Tal Afar District toward al-Ba’aj.
Mosul (IraqiNews.com) A police officer announced, on Monday, that elite leaders of the Islamic State group have fled Tal Afar District, while the group executed seven of its local leaders for fleeing battles, west of Mosul.
Captain Jassim Mohamed said in a press statement that dozens of the Islamic State’s leaders fled Tal Afar District toward al-Ba’aj District, west of Mosul.
The Islamic State group also executed seven of its local leaders, for trying to leave combat lines in al-Zangli area, west of Mosul, Jassim added.
Many members of the Islamic State group started to flee different areas of the city of Mosul, due to the fierce battles launched by Iraqi security forces to recapture the city, after the announcement of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to start an offensive, in 19 February 2017, to retake the western side of Mosul.