Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) We Are Coming, Nineveh Operations Command announced on Sunday liberating four more villages in western Mosul from the Islamic State’s control.
Commander of operations, Lt. Gn. Abdel Amir Yarallah, said in a press statement, “The army’s 9th armoured brigade liberated the villages of al-Husseiniyah, Sheikh Yunis and al-Harakiyat in western Mosul, and raised Iraqi flag over their buildings, after inflicting heavy losses on the enemy.”
“Al-Hashd al-Shaabi’s Abbas Brigade and the 36th regiment of the army’s 9th armored brigade also liberated Tal Kaisoum village, and arrived in the outskirts of Atshana Mountains,” Yarallah added.
Earlier today, Prime Minister and General Commander of Armed Forces Haider al-Abadi announced launching the battle to liberate western Mosul from the Islamic State’s grip.
Meanwhile, Yarallah also pointed out that Iraqi Armed Forces are racing, in high spirits, to liberate western Mosul from the Islamic State group.