Thursday, June 15
Victims of the Spyker massacre
Baghdad – Najla al-Tai
The extremist organization “Daed” on Thursday, the bombing of three towers to transfer electricity between the city of Hit and the area, while the commander of the operations of the Tigris Lieutenant General Mizher al-Azzawi, the start of raids and search south and east of Baquba to pursue the cells of the organization, “Daash,” The leader of the federal police, Major Raed Jawdat, said his forces had moved into al-Shifa neighborhood in the city of Mosul within the framework of the liberation of the old city, the last stronghold in Mosul .
“The fighting is proceeding according to the plan, with units of the federal police advancing in the Shifa district, north of the Old City, to control the banks of the Tigris river and tighten the grip on extremist groups around the Nuri Mosque,” he said in a statement.
“His forces in the south of the old city continue to target the organization’s headquarters and defenses with guided missiles and heavy artillery,” Jawdat said.
“It is based on sniper weapons, booby-trapped vehicles, mines, roads and fortifications in areas crowded with buildings and narrow alleyways,” he said.
“We expect a few hundred extremists, mostly Arabs and foreigners, trapped in the vicinity of the Nuri Mosque,” he said.
On the humanitarian side, Jawdat announced the opening of four main corridors for the exit of civilians from the Old City in its four directions.
“We have intensified the intelligence presence in the liberated areas to monitor the dormant cells expected of the extremists,” he said.
A member of al-Baghdadi district council in Anbar province, Abdul Jabbar al-Obeidi, said Thursday that “the organization of the preacher of the extremist blew up three towers to transfer electricity between the city of Hit and the province of Baghdadi (90 km west of Ramadi).”
“The fall of these towers led to power outages on the whole of Baghdadi,” he said, calling on the Ministry of Electricity to “send teams to maintain the power towers and restore electricity to al-Baghdadi.”
It is noteworthy that power towers in Anbar province have been subjected to frequent targeting operations in recent years through the installation of IEDs.
The military intelligence directorate said that “the detachments of the Military Intelligence Directorate of the 8th Infantry Division and in cooperation with the engineering team in the brigade neutralized 100 cylindrical explosive devices.”
“45 bombs in the form of Glacan were defused,” she said.
“Twenty-five different bombs were detonated” and “two dismantled houses in al-Humayra area in Ramadi / Anbar” were destroyed.
In Diyala, an armed group entered the village of al-Nakheel, east of Jalawla, 70 kilometers northeast of Baquba, and tried to kidnap the village’s Mukhtar late in the evening.
The source added that “the people of the village went out in a popular panic carrying firearms and fired them after they were shot,” adding that “the gunmen fled after the reaction of the people.”
“Joint security forces from the police and the army launched from two axes in a large raid in the southern part of Buhraz district (9 km south of Baquba) and south of Kanaan district, 20 kilometers east of Baquba,” said the commander of the Tigris operations, Lieutenant General Mezher al-Azzawi. Extremist “.
“The operations are conducted according to an intelligence base in the pursuit of targets,” he said, adding that “operations are part of the strategy of leadership in order to achieve stability and security and cut the way for any activity of extremist groups.”
In the capital, a security source said Thursday that “unidentified gunmen opened fire with their weapons towards a civilian while he was leaving his house in al-Haswa area of Abu Ghraib, killing him immediately.”
He called thousands of demonstrators supporters of the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, accounting for Nuri al-Maliki, the current Vice President and the former Iraqi Prime Minister, in his responsibility for the deaths of more than 1700 students of the College of Air Force in Salahaddin province north of the country by the militants of the organization Called three years ago known as the Spyker massacre.
The claim came during a symbolic funeral for victims of the massacre carried by Sadr supporters in Tahrir Square in central Baghdad in commemoration of the third anniversary of the massacre, “Spyker.”
The protesters carried banners reading the Iraqi judiciary to hold accountable those who were named in the results of the report of the investigation of the massacre, “Spyker” headed by Nuri al-Maliki, who was then the commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
The organization committed a “massacre” about 1700 students and military at the military college known as “Spyker” in Salahaddin province in June 2014, when the organization swept north and western Iraq.The members of the “Dahesh” fired at them from close distances in the open or on the banks of the Tigris River, and then threw their bodies in the river or bury them in mass graves, according to video footage published by the organization on the Internet.
On August 21, the Iraqi authorities executed 36 convicted perpetrators of the “Spyker massacre” in Nasiriyah central prison in Dhi Qar province, southeast of the country.
Last year, the Iraqi government announced the exhumation of more than 1,000 victims of the Spyker massacre in mass graves found in the presidential palaces of Tikrit.