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Video: Warplanes destroy large ISIS convoy while fleeing to Raqqa from Mosul

Aftermath of air strikes against large ISIS convoy attempting to flee Mosul, Iraq for Raqaa, Syria.
The aftermath of air strikes against a large ISIS convoy attempting to flee Mosul, Iraq for Raqqa, Syria on October 18, 2016. Iraqi Ministry of Defense.

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Iraqi media outlets reported on Tuesday, that a large ISIS convoy was destroyed by an aerial bombing on the Iraqi-Syrian borders, and indicated that the convoy was carrying Arab and foreign members who were trying to escape from Mosul to the Syrian city of Raqqa.

Al Sumaria News stated, “This evening, warplanes bombed a large convoy of 30 vehicles carrying Arab and foreign members of ISIS and their families, destructing the convoy and killing most of its occupants,” adding that, “The ISIS members and their families were trying to flee towards the Iraqi-Syrian borders.”

“The morale of ISIS militants was highly affected by the liberation battles in Nineveh,” Al Sumaria explained. “ISIS gave orders to its foreign members to leave from Nineveh to the Syrian city of Raqqa,” Al Sumaria added.

According to the U.S. Department of Defense, coalition forces also conducted four strikes near Mosul which engaged three ISIS tactical units and two staging areas; destroyed 10 mortar systems, five artillery systems, four ISIS-held buildings, four fighting positions, four vehicles, two supply caches, two repeater tower generators, a VBIED facility, and a VBIED; and suppressed four tactical units and three rocket positions.

Yesterday, General Commander of the Armed Forces, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, announced the start of battle to liberate the city of Mosul from the grip of ISIS.

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