Start of the second phase of the liberalization of Mosul, with great success to Iraqi forces

Oct 19, 2016

Mosul «Quds Al-Arabi»: Joint Iraqi forces, announced the start of the second phase of operations (coming, Nineveh) to liberate Mosul of al «State» amid the success of the forces in restoring towns and villages in many areas.
Iraqi military sources announced that the band 15 forces of the Iraqi army had been launched, on Tuesday, in the liberation of the city of Mosul process towards the villages (Alahud, Zake, hid it, listed) that fall within the axis of Qayyarah south of Mosul, to launch them in the coming days about hand Shore bathroom Alil.
According to military media cell, the 15 pieces of the band managed to free Alahud village in the southern hub of the city of Mosul, adding that those cuts raised the Iraqi flag over the village after the enemy to inflict great losses in lives and equipment, while the clashes are still taking place in other villages.
Pieces ninth Armored Division had reached the outskirts of Hamdania spend southeast of Mosul, while the fighters withdrew from the villages of the organization in the region.
According to the military sources, the first phase of the restoration of Mosul, which is supposed to reach during the Peshmerga forces at the center of Khazar east of Mosul to spend Hamdania, achieved positive results within the targets set for it.Within the second phase of the plan of attack, the 15 Division troops in the Iraqi army managed to free three villages in the hand] advice, (60 km south of Mosul), while managed joint forces of the ninth division of the Iraqi army and the fight against terrorism to impose siege on Hamdaniya district, north of Mosul , four axes, and began shelling the city center shelling with artillery and mortars to break down defenses and locations of the organization and preparation for the storm.
The second phase will be related to storm Hamdania springboard for Iraqi forces to restore Hamdania spend, which represents the closest geographic points to the city of Mosul (10 kilometers).
It also announced military media cell, the liberation of the village «Alzakh» south of Mosul and raising the Iraqi flag over it.
The statement said the cell, said that «pieces of the band 15 in the liberation of Nineveh operations Alzakh liberated the village and raise the Iraqi flag after the enemy to inflict loss of life and equipment».
She said the cell, that «the people of the villages and Alahud Alzakh Antqdon against Aldoaash and kill terrorist elements and supporting Iraqi Army».
According to another statement of the cell on Tuesday, he said the Iraqi army also managed to restore the village Alsart north of Qayyarah.
The Army Chief of Staff Gen. corner Othman al-Ghanemi, said in an interview with the (long-Presse), during his stay with the Ninth Division troops in the south-eastern axis of the city of Mosul, said that «our forces moving here from three axes according to what we have planned, but has been accelerating implementation of the plan as a result of the collapse of the enemy and Anhzamh », indicating that« the part of these forces collar Hamdania and another section continuous progress of the other axis », adding that« coalition forces provided air attribution us and everyone is satisfied with the performance ».
Peshmerga commander declared that the battle is ongoing and may take a long time depending on the degree of resistance «organization« attacked the joint forces it.
He said Jabbar Yawar, Secretary General of the Ministry of Peshmerga in a televised interview «Quds Al-Arabi» I followed that the Kurdish forces were able on the first day of the battle of liberation eight villages and an area of land of up to 200 square kilometers, pointing out that the elements of the organization morale suffered a major collapse, and their resistance is weak only planting explosive devices and the use of car bombs and suicide bombers, some, describing this technique not feasible to halt the progress of the joint forces as it became known.
He stressed that the liberalization of Mosul, a plan for each identified target strength and Mahmor role and to work within it, and that the Peshmerga (four thousand fighters) have a specific focus of the Nineveh Plain, stressing that the troops would enter Mosul is the army and the federal police and local police.
A statement of the Peshmerga that liberated villages are Baschrh and Destructive Sultan and Kprli and Bazkurdan and vertical small camel and camel large and Sheikh Amir, was also edit Kashi plant west Hassan Cham. Also, the operations also resulted in the destruction of four wheels bomb belonging to the terrorist organization.
Within the context, the security sources, reported that a large convoy of regulation was destroyed aerial bombing at the Iraqi-Syrian border, indicating that the convoy was comprised Anaasra Arabs and foreigners who were trying to escape towards the Syrian tenderness.
The sources, that the convoy consisting of about 30 vehicle was carrying Arab elements and foreign organization, which resulted in the destruction of a convoy of aircraft and killing most of it. »
Within the context, security sources reported that the anti-terrorism forces carried out a landing air, through which control the sulfur plant Mishraq south of the city of Mosul. It occupies edit mentioned the lab of organization of strategic importance because of the many fears of the possibility of using stocks of chemicals by the organization in the preparation of chemical weapons to bomb the joint forces during the battle.
And participate in the process (coming, Nineveh) to liberate Mosul of al «State» about 30 thousand element of the Iraqi government troops from the army, police and anti-terrorist forces and Peshmerga fighters and tribes, and the support of the international airline alliance.
While intelligence information indicates that the number of militant organization in Mosul and its environs, ranging between 3-5 thousand armed.
Observers hope that the organization resorted to flee from Mosul, in the battle to shorten the time and reduce the human and material losses in the city, which is still about a million of the trapped civilians.

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