Baghdad – Iraqi Security Forces resumed its offensives on the left coast of Sharqat, after three-day halt due to bad weather.
Security forces managed to liberate Kanous town and other villages, according to a source at Saladin police department. The source added that the forces are besieging the three al-Haigal villages.
He also pointed out that one security forces fighter died and three others were injured, while the force discovered the bodies of four ISIS militants in Kanous town.
ISIS militants began to retreat of towns of the left coast of Sherqat towards al-Hawijah, as he expects the towns to be liberated soon. according to the source.
Four Iraqi soldiers were killed and seven others injured during an ISIS suicide attack on a military facility in southeast Haditha, a military Iraqi source stated. The attackers were dressed in Iraqi army fatigues and engaged with the troops after they entered the facility where they blew up themselves, leaving four soldiers dead and some army vehicles destroyed.
According to Lt. Gen. Abdul Karim al-Zawbai, commander of 27th platoon in Iraqi Army’s 7th division, U.S. aircraft of the international coalition raided on an ISIS site killing nine militant and destroying their weaponry.
A senior officer in the Counter Terrorism Services (CTS) said its troops battled on Sunday to clear ISIS militants from one eastern Mosul district, using heavy machine guns and rockets.
“Since early morning our troops have been clearing out around 40 ISIS militants,” said Lt. Gen Abdul Wahhab al-Saidi.
“It’s an ongoing operation and we have killed most of the militants,” he added.