Iraqi forces link up south of Mosul, tightening noose around Islamic State

by Reuters  |  published on July 13, 2016

Iraqi government forces advancing on the Islamic State-held city of Mosul retook a village from IS on Tuesday and linked up along the Tigris river with army units pushing from a separate direction, Defence Minister Khalid al-Obeidi said.

The territorial gain, which followed the recapture of a key air base nearby at the weekend, further isolated Mosul in preparation for a government assault to recover Iraq’s second largest city 60 km (40 miles) to the north.

“Forces from the 9th Armoured Division and the counter-terrorism service liberated Ajhala village north of Qayara base,” Obeidi said on Twitter.

  • justinwachin

    Hopefully all of ISIS will be sent to the great crisper in the sky. The ISIS fighters will learn that they aren’t going to get to spend eternity fornicating with 72 whores but that they are going into a place of eternal punishment.

    • Latoya Johnson

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  • Rodney Steward

    And the Prez. keeps saying we’re not engaged in the war, but glad to see some kind of improvement, after spending 10 billion $$$$!!!!!!

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