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Iraq’s military offensive to liberate the city of Mosul from ISIL’s control continued on Monday as volunteer forces (Hashd al-Sha’abi) started the third phase of the military operations in areas on the Western side of the ISIL-held city.
Hashd Al-Sha’abi Kicks Off 3rd Phase of Mosul Operation
Iraq’s volunteer forces (Hashd al-Sha’abi) started the third phase of the military operations in areas on the Western side of Mosul today, a senior commander announced on Monday.
“The main purpose of the third phase of the military operations in Western Mosul is to help Iraq’s joint military forces to take control of the remaining areas,” Hashd al-Shaabi Spokesman Ahmad al-Assadi said in a statement on Monday.
He reiterated that another objective of the fresh military campaign in Western Mosul is to cut off the terrorists’ supply routes from Mosul to Raqqa.
Al-Assadi said that the Iraqi volunteer forces plan to make further advances towards Tal Afar region after seizing back more lands to the West of Mosul city.
ISIL’s Notorious Tajik Commander Killed in Mosul
Abu Abdullah al-Tajiki, one of the notorious ISIL commanders in Iraq, was killed during the Iraqi forces’ operations near Mosul, sources close to the terrorist group said.
Radio Freedom quoted sources close to the ISIL as saying that Abu Abdullah was one of the Tajik militants who had fought for the terrorist group in Mosul.
Other sources also said that another Tajik fighter named Hamza Tajiki was among those killed in clashes with the Iraqi army in Mosul.
Tajik officials had earlier expressed deep concerns over the large number of the country’s citizens who have joined the ISIL terrorist group in Syria.
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Spokesman of Hashd al-Shaabi (the Iraqi volunteer forces) Ahmad al-Assadi said on Monday that the latest information and intel shows that ISIL Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still in Iraq, hiding somewhere outside Mosul.
“The terrorist, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is in a region between the town of Tal Afar (some 54km North-West of Mosul) and the town of al-Baaj (157km to the South-West of Mosul),” al-Assadi was quoted as saying by Iraq’s al-Ma’louma news agency on Monday.
He also said that the operations of the volunteer forces cover an area 14,000 sq/km around Mosul that includes the towns of al-Hazar, al-Baaj and its surrounding regions towards Tal Afar.
Iraqi Forces Take Control of 25 Percent of Lands East of Mosul
Nineveh Governor Noufel al-Akoub announced that Iraq’s joint military forces have seized back one-fourth of ISIL-held territories on the Eastern side of Mosul.
“At least 25 percent of the lands to the East of Mosul are now in control of the Iraqi forces,” al-Akoub said.
He also said that Iraq’s joint military forces have made considerable advances in the Eastern part of Mosul city as clashes are underway in Adan and al-Bakr districts.
Meantime, Iraq’s Federal Police Commander Major general Raed Shaker Judat announced that the ISIL has lost over 1,846 square kilometers of lands in the South, adding that his forces have managed to seize back 94 villages after killing 935 ISIL terrorists during the over month-long operation.
Major General Judat also said that the Iraqi army’s Ninth Armored Division and Third Brigade of the First Division of the Iraqi army’s Infantry Division have captured most of the lands seized back from the ISIL on the Eastern side of Mosul.
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Syrian Army troops and the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters inflicted more casualties on Jeish al-Fatah terrorist coalition in Southern Aleppo, capturing more lands.
Following their advances in Southwestern Aleppo and cleansing Zahiyeh al-Assad and Menyan quarters from militants, pro-government forces expanded their rule over more lands in Southern Aleppo.
Army soldiers and popular forces, who captured the village of Khirbet al-Zawari in Southern Aleppo, engaged in more clashes with the militants and took control over lands stretching towards the strategic hills near the village.
In the meantime, a large number of terrorists were killed and tens of them fled the battlefield following an army offensive on militants’ positions near the newly-captured village of Kafr Hadad.
Sources in Northern Syria revealed on Sunday that government troops were about to start a massive operation to hit Jeish al-Fatah’s positions in the Southern, Western and Southwestern parts of Aleppo.
“As the army’s ultimatum to the terrorists deployed in the Eastern parts of Aleppo city is nearing its end, pro-government troops are readying to launch the next phase of their operation in the Western part of the city,” a field commander said.
“With the liberation of several strategic districts in the West and Southwest, the army now has the upper hand in the battlefield and intends to extend the security ring around the Western parts of the city,” he said.
“Army soldiers also took control over the villages of Kafr Hadad and Khirbet al-Zawari in Southern Aleppo. This region is the entrance to the Southern countryside of Aleppo city and the last stronghold of the terrorists before al-Zerbeh, al-Eis and Khan Touman,” he added.
“The Syrian army now has a number of choices for the rest of its anti-terrorism operation. It can further expand its rule towards Idlib province in order to lift the siege of the two towns of Fuaa and Kefraya or restore security to the old Sham road to Aleppo up to ICARDA and North of al-Zerbeh,” the commander said. “Another choice could be launching an operation towards the town of Khan al-Asal, the village of al-Mansoureh and the neighborhood of al-Rashedeen up to al-Zahra, Kafr Hamra, Abdrabeh and Yaqat al-Adas in the Northern countryside of Aleppo.
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