Iraqi Security Forces Liberate 80% of Areas South of Mosul

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Iraqi police announced that the country’s joint security forces liberated 80% of the areas South of Mosul, and the achievement is due to the close cooperation between the Iraqi forces that are participating in the battles.

“The army’s 9th brigade and Nineveh police achieved notable victories in the areas South of Mosul, from Hamadanieh district to the Tigris River that include nearly 54 villages,” Qayyara police chief that was identified as Captain Fathi said in a statement, Iraqi News reported.

“The joint security forces managed to liberate 80% of these areas until now,” he added.

“The ISIL is attacking the joint security forces using explosive belts and booby-trapped vehicles,” Fathi explained adding that the Iraqi security forces, backed by the army’s aviation and artillery, managed to repulse the majority of attacks.

The police commander also pointed out to the remarkable cooperation between all ranks of security forces that are participating in the battle to liberate Mosul, and noted that no families migrated from Mosul until now.

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