The media bureau of Well-liked Mobilization Models, higher recognized by the Arabic identify Hashd al-Sha’abi, introduced in an announcement on Monday that volunteer fighters from the 26th Brigade of the pressure had wrested management over al-Sahaji village west of Mosul, Arabic-language al-Sumaria tv community reported.
The assertion added that eight Daesh had been killed and three explosive-laden autos destroyed throughout the operation.
Iraqi authorities forces retook the japanese aspect of Mosul final month.
In the meantime, Iraqi forces, backed by jets and helicopters, have pushed northwards in the direction of Mosul airport. The airport lies on the southern strategy to Mosul, which is positioned some 400 kilometers north of the capital Baghdad, and on the east financial institution of the Tigris River.
Iraq’s Joint Operations Command (JOC) additionally acknowledged that Iraqi F-16 fighter jets had carried out ten airstrikes on the Wadi Akab neighborhood of western Mosul, killing 20 Daesh terrorists within the course of. There have been a number of bomb specialists among the many slain extremists.
The JOC mentioned eight militant positions, six workshops used for rigging autos with explosives, two explosive-producing labs, a big cache of munitions, two automotive bombs and two vehicles loaded with weapons have been destroyed within the aerial assaults.
Moreover, the Sulaymaniyah-based Counter-Terrorism Group (CTG) in Iraq’s northern and semi-autonomous Kurdistan area introduced that the self-proclaimed Daesh well being minister, recognized as Dr. Salah Hassan Saqlawi, and a number of other of his shut aides had been killed in a joint operation carried out by Kurdish Peshmerga forces and the US-led navy coalition in Mosul.
The developments got here solely a day after Commander of Nineveh Liberation Operation Lieutenant Basic Abdul Amir Yarallah mentioned troopers from the ninth Armored Division of the Iraqi Military had liberated al-Dibajah village west of Mosul.
Federal police forces additionally regained management over the villages of al-Zakroutiyeh, Ebrahimiyah, Tal Kisum, Hussainiyah, Sheikh Younis and Haraqiyat on the western outskirts of Mosul.
‘2,000 Daesh terrorists combating in west Mosul’
Individually, a senior US intelligence official, talking on situation of anonymity, mentioned on Monday that there have been an estimated 2,000 Daesh terrorists in western Mosul combating in opposition to advancing Iraqi safety forces.
The official made the comment throughout a visit to Baghdad by new US Protection Secretary Jim Mattis.
‘Over 217,000 Iraqis displaced since Mosul operation’
Moreover, the UN Workplace for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says greater than 2 hundred thousand civilians have fled their houses ever since Baghdad launched an operation final October to retake Mosul from Daesh terrorists.
“To this point, some 160,000 of the just about 217,000 individuals who have fled hostilities since October 17 reside in displacement, whereas over 57,000 have returned to their houses in newly-retaken areas,” the OCHA mentioned in a report revealed on Sunday.
The report added that severe issues remained for the safety of an estimated 750,000-800,000 civilians within the densely-populated west of town, the place meals, water and gasoline have been already operating low.
The OCHA identified that between 250,000 and 400,000 individuals may flee the combating in western Mosul.