(IraqiNews.com) An informed source in Nineveh province stated Wednesday, that elements of the ISIS group have dug a number of trenches around the city of Mosul, named the “Caliphate Wall,” to counter any sudden attacks by the Iraqi Army forces and the Volunteer Fighters (al-Hashd al-Sha’bi).
The source informed IraqiNews.com, “A few months ago, ISIS elements started digging trenches around Mosul for the purpose of countering any military operations to liberate the city from their grip,” noting that, “The elements are still digging trenches around the city to be connected with each other and call them ‘The Caliphate Wall’.”
The source added, “ISIS is using Mosul’s young men to build the wall, granting them financial rewards of up to 600.000 dinars, while imposing punishments against those who refuse to participate.”
On Wednesday, the Iraqi Air Force planes dropped leaflets on the city of Mosul to alert citizens that the zero hour is very close.
- ISIS establishes fortifications, digs trenches in central Mosul
- Air Force drops leaflets in Nineveh to alert citizens zero hour is near