Operation to liberate Mosul continues: Kurdish forces took control of 7 villages

After the Iraqi Prime Minister announced that the operation to liberate Mosul has begun, Kurdish Peshmerga forces successfully took control of seven villages in the eastern part of the city.
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Since Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s announcement regarding the launch of the operation to liberate Mosul, large-scale military forces have been making their way toward the city. The Iraqi forces are accompanied by Kurdish and Shiite militias and backed by the US and its allies against the murderous terrorist organization.

Iraqi media outlets are reporting that the forces are working to destroy the first line of defense that ISIS set up in order to thwart the invasion. Mosul, the second-largest city in Iraq, is considered the most important ISIS stronghold in the country. According to many Western assessments, if the operation to liberate the city, which has been under the control of ISIS for more than two years, succeeds, the murderous terrorist organization will significantly weaken.

According to Arab media outlets, Iraqi forces stated that the defense tactics that ISIS put in place are collapsing thanks to their operations. Kurdish Peshmerga forces successfully took control of seven villages in East Mosul that were under the control of ISIS.

Mosul, today Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

However, the murderous terrorist organization has apparently prepared for the Iraqi, Kurdish and Shiite forces’ invasion. According to reports, four ISIS suicide bombers themselves up on one of the main roads leading into the city in order to thwart the advancement of the troops. Other reports stated that ISIS has built a network of underground tunnels in order to stop the Iraqi forces.

Earlier today, JOL reported that the Iraqi Army dropped tens of thousands of flyers over the city, alerting residents to seal their doors shut as part of the preparations for the upcoming battle.

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