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Head of the security committee of Kirkuk Provincial Council Ali Musa Yadekar disclosed that the US helped the ISIL terrorists in launching attacks against Kirkuk on Friday.
The US planes transferred the ISIL terrorists from Hawijah to Leilan and Daqouq which are mountainous regions empty of security forces in Southern Kirkuk, Yadekar was quoted as saying by the Arabic website of Sputnik news agency on Monday.
Meantime, Ambassador of the International High Commission for Human Rights in the Middle-East Haitham Abu Saeed also said today that the Takfiri terrorists have fled from Mosul to Raqqa and Idlib in Syria with US support.
“The US is also pressuring the Iraqi government to stop Hashd al-Sha’abi (popular) forces’ participation in the Mosul Liberation Operations in a move to implement its plots in the region,” he added.
Their remarks came after one of the ISIL prisoners nabbed by Iraqi forces in Kirkuk confessed that Turkish airplanes brought them from Turkey and dropped them South of Kirkuk, near the village of Sari Tepe, security sources said.
“The Iraqi security forces have managed to arrest a number of terrorists who attacked Kirkuk province, after the militants blew up and struck governmental headquarters by suicide attacks and clashed with the security forces and the local people,” the security source said.
The source confirmed that “One of the prisoners admitted that Turkish planes brought them from Turkey and dropped them in an area South of Kirkuk, near the village of Sari Tepe”.
“The investigations are underway about the confessions of those terrorists for documentation purposes and to criminalize those who facilitated the terrorists’ infiltration into Kirkuk”, the source added.
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Field sources disclosed on Monday that Syrian government forces are getting ready for an imminent large-scale operation to end Jeish al-Fatah’s rule over Khan Touman region in Southern Aleppo.
“Syrian army troops and the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters are preparing to push South towards Khan Touman, al-Eis and al-Zerbeh after capturing air defense battalion, Tal Bazo, and finding full fire control over Rashedeen 4 ad 5 on the Southern outskirts of Aleppo city in the last few days,” the sources said.
The sources added that Syrian government forces, backed up by Russian and Syrian fighter jets, continue to hit Jeish al-Fatah’s centers in neighborhoods on the Aleppo-Khan Touman road and in Housing Project 1070 and the districts of Sheikh Saeed and Ameriyeh.
Jeish al-Fatah’s centers in Rashedeen 4 and 5 and Ramouseh’s road came under heavy air raids by the Syrian and Russian warplanes.
Wining back Khan Touman region will bring the Aleppo-Damascus highway under government’s control.
Earlier today that Syrian army soldiers and popular forces launched fresh operation in areas South and Southeast of Housing Project 1070 in Southwestern Aleppo to complete siege on the remaining pockets of Jeish al-Fatah terrorists.
“After the Syrian government forces’ advances and the seizure of air defense battalion, Tal Bazo and a telecommunication tower, the Syrian military forces stormed Jeish al-Fatah’s positions around a key height near Housing Project 1070 to cut off the supply lines of the terrorists in the Project and other Southwestern neighborhoods of Aleppo city,” the sources said.
“Syrian and Russian fighter jets, for their parts, pounded Jeish al-Fatah’s gatherings in the Housing Project 1070,” the sources added.
“The army soldiers, meantime, ambushed a group of terrorists in Project 1070 and killed at least 7 militants,” they went on to say.