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Fighters of the ISIS of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) celebrate on vehicles taken from Iraqi security forces, at a street in city of Mosul, June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Erbil-For the first time since ISIS took control over Mosul (June 2014), it witnessed on Monday evening a women demonstration against ISIS practices. Saeed Mamozini, the head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s branch 14 in Mosul, told Asharq Al-Awsat that the protest was aggressively blocked with 12 women shot and others arrested.

In the military field and after battles that lasted for hours, Iraqi forces succeeded in gaining control over Al Awsajah (south east Mosul).

Iraqi Military Officer Amin Shekhani commented on the operation, “An extended attack was carried out from two directions to liberate Al Awsajah, with air support by the U.S. led Coalition against ISIS. During the operation, eight soldiers were injured but the forces continued to move forward and cleared the region from ISIS fighters”.

Speaking on the fate of families inside Al Awsajah village, Shekhani said that the village was almost empty when the attack commenced, yesterday, knowing that families escaped before days after receiving assistance from the security forces.

In coincidence with Shekhani statement, the commander of the Peshmerga in Makhmour, Rashad Kalali, revealed that this strategic village was the last stronghold of ISIS there and that the Iraqi forces killed around 20 of ISIS fighters during the operation.

Saeed Mamozini added that six ISIS fighters were killed and dozens injured in the west of Mosul; four others were killed in the east. Among them one of ISIS leaders named Muhammad Al Sudani.