mosul-operations

Battle for Mosul Day 194: ISIL’s chemical attack in Mosul defused

FNA- The comprehensive military campaign by Iraqi military forces to liberate the Northern city of Mosul from ISIL militants continued on Sunday, as local reports said Iraqi security forces arrested a group of ISIL members who were planning a chemical attack against army troops in Western Mosul.

ISIL’s Plan for Another Chemical Attack in Mosul Defused by Iraqi Forces

Iraqi security forces arrested a group of ISIL members who were planning an attack with chemical weapons against army troops in Western Mosul.

Al-Sumariya News quoted an intelligence source saying on Sunday the group was arrested while [Iraqi] government troops were patrolling al-Sihha district in Western Mosul in Nineveh province, adding that amounts of toxic substances were found within the group’s possession.

The ISIL militants have used chemical weapons several times against the Iraqi soldiers and civilians in the city of Mosul, since the army troops started the special operation to recapture terrorist group’s de facto capital.

Iraq’s PMF Troops Launch Offensive to Liberate Villages Northwest of Hadher

Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces liberated the village of Im Shurak, Northwest of Hadher region, as they launched the military operation on Sunday to free villages still held by ISIL militants, the Iraqi army’s media service said.

“The PMF forces liberated Im Shurak village and combed it in search for explosives,” the media service said in a statement, Iraqi News reported.

“Military operation was launched from al-Hajaf village in three directions to secure the defenses of the troops in the Northwest of Hadher.”

Iraqi Army Opening New Front in Western Mosul Eyeing Liberating 4 Last Districts

An Iraqi army officer said Iraqi government forces are opening new front in their battles against ISIL militants in Western Mosul, targeting the recapture of four last districts, local reports said.

The army colonel said the new front would be opened from the recaptured region of Badush, with the aim of charging at the districts of 17 Tamuz (July 17th), Harmat, Mesherfa and Hawi al-Kanisa in order to accelerate the liberation of the city, Iraqi News reported.

ISIL’s Plan for Another Chemical Attack in Mosul Defused by Iraqi Forces

Iraqi security forces arrested a group of ISIL members who were planning an attack with chemical weapons against army troops in Western Mosul.

Al-Sumariya News quoted an intelligence source saying on Sunday the group was arrested while [Iraqi] government troops were patrolling al-Sihha district in Western Mosul in Nineveh province, adding that amounts of toxic substances were found within the group’s possession.

The ISIL militants have used chemical weapons several times against the Iraqi soldiers and civilians in the city of Mosul, since the army troops started the special operation to recapture terrorist group’s de facto capital.

Erdogan Warns Baghdad against Liberation of Tal Afar

A senior Iraqi parliamentarian revealed that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to hold back the Hashd al-Shaabi (Iraqi Mobilization) forces from any operation to liberate Tal Afar.

“Erdogan has in a message to Abadi warned that if Hashd al-Shaabi advances towards Tal Afar, the Turkish forces will also be deployed in the region,” Nahleh al-Hababi was quoted as saying by al-Mouqef al-Iraqi news website on Sunday.

The Iraqi legislator, meantime, underlined that Hashd al-Shaabi has surrounded Tal Afar region from several fronts and would play the main role in the liberation operation.