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Street War Ravages in Mosul for the Eighth Day - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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Erbil – The battle for Mosul entered its eighth day on Monday between the coalition forces and ISIS terrorists.
Peshmerga forces recoiled early Tuesday morning an ISIS attack on a 40 Km road to the west of Sinjar.

Clashes erupted on Sunday between an unknown group and ISIS terrorists in Hajar valley on the right side of Mosul which led to the death of over eight ISIS terrorists and burnt down two ISIS sites.

Deputy leader of Peshmerga forces in Sinjar Lt. Sami Bousli told Asharq Al-Awsar that the battle lasted for hours during which light and heavy weapons were used. The Peshmerga forces, he added, were able to explode seven booby-trapped ISIS vehicles.

Bousli added that the Peshmerga killed about 20 ISIS terrorists while the rest fled the scene leaving behind the dead bodies. He explained that Sinjar is a strategic area for its location on the Syrian border.

The battle for Mosul which now includes Peshmerga, Iraqi Army, and Iraqi Forces entered its eighth day where the Peshmerga forces had great achievements. Around 80 villages and towns had been liberated and the Iraqi forces are continuing their operations inside al- Hamdaniya district.

Peshmerga forces continue the liberation operations in northern and western areas, while the Iraqi Army and other security forces continue their operations in south and southeast of Mosul.

Media official at the Kurdish Democratic Party (KDP) Said Momzini told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that fierce clashes erupted between an unknown group and ISIS terrorists in Hajar Valley and lead to the death of eight ISIS terrorists.

Following the clashes, ISIS besieged the area and arrested over 100 persons who supported the armed group and revolted against ISIS.

The official said that ISIS executed about 27 young men from Mosul who refused to join ISIS. The terrorist organization also killed 15 children who tried to escape the battle field.

In addition, ISIS planted several landmines in the areas under its control to prevent the forces from regaining control over it.

According to Momzini, the terrorist organization transported hundreds of its fighters’ families to Raqqa in Syria, ISIS headquarters.