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IS leaders start to flee Mosul and abandon foreign fighters: Asa’ib

IS leaders start to flee Mosul and abandon foreign fighters: Asa'ib
Spokesman for Asaib Ahl al-Haq Jawad Telbawi. File photo.


Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq (League of Righteous People) movement declared, on Wednesday, that leaders of the Islamic State group started to flee the city of Mosul, and abandoned the foreign fighters.

Military Spokesman for the movement, Jawad al-Talibawi, said in a press statement that the leaders of the Islamic State terrorist group started to escape from the city of Mosul, and abandoned the foreign fighters who are facing vague future.

However, a number of the Islamic State foreign fighters surrendered to security forces in the last few days, Talibawi added.

Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq is an Iraqi Shi’a paramilitary group, and is currently fighting against the Islamic State terrorist group as part of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces).

Meanwhile, Iraqi security forces are going through fierce battles to recapture the city of Mosul from the Islamic State terrorist group, after the announcement of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to start an offensive, in 19 February 2017, to retake the western side of the city.


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