Menu Search Facebook Twitter
Search Close
  • Capital Coahuila
  • Capital Hidalgo
  • Capital Jalisco
  • Capital Morelos
  • Capital Oaxaca
  • Capital Puebla
  • Capital Quintana Roo
  • Capital Querétaro
  • Capital Veracruz
  • Capital México
  • Capital Michoacán
  • Capital Mujer
  • Reporte Índigo
  • Estadio Deportes
  • The News
  • Efekto
  • Diario DF
  • Capital Edo. de Méx.
  • Green TV
  • Revista Cambio
Radio Capital
Pirata FM
Capital Máxima
Capital FM
Facebook Twitter
X Welcome! Subscribe to our newsletter and receive news, data, statistical and exclusive promotions for subscribers

Peshmerga Launch Operation to Clear Villages East of Mosul

Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, has been held by I.S. since 2014

A soldier from the 1st Battalion of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces takes part in during a training exercise to prepare for the operation to re-take Mosul from Islamic State militants, in Baghdad, Iraq, photo: AP/Maya Alleruzzo
1 year ago

Iraqi Kurdish forces have retaken five villages east of Islamic State (I.S.)-held Mosul in an operation launched early Sunday morning, according to an official statement.

The operation aims to “clear several more villages” and is “one of many shaping operations” that will increase pressure on Mosul, the Kurdish region Security Council, an umbrella group of the multiple security forces in Iraq’s Kurdish region, said in a statement.

Peshmerga Brig. Gen. Dedewan Khurshid Tofiq described the operation as “ongoing.”

Footage filmed by Rudaw, a local television network, showed smoke rising from a village in the distance as armored vehicles pushed across a field.

The statement said the area cleared is about 50 square kilometers.

U.S.-led coalition planes are supporting the operation and have destroyed a car bomb, according to the security statement.

Iraqi forces are beginning to encircle Mosul before the full-scale offensive to retake the city. South of Mosul, Iraqi army forces are working to clear villages around a recently recaptured air base.

Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, has been held by I.S. since 2014. It remains the last major urban stronghold of the militant group in Iraq.

Comments Whatsapp Twitter Facebook Share
More From The News
Latest News

Fast-moving flames force people to flee ...

3 days ago

Prosecutors: No charges against conducto ...

3 days ago
Latest News

Southern snowfall isn't deep, but many f ...

3 days ago
Latest News

New Mexico school shooter left note plot ...

3 days ago
Most Popular

Colombia High Courts Paves Way for Gay M ...

By The Associated Press

Dead Sea Swim to Raise Awareness on Wani ...

By The Associated Press

Iran Approves Six to Run for President, ...

By The Associated Press

U.S. Set to Hit Venezuela with New Sanct ...

By The Associated Press

Mexico City Fashion Week Begins

By Caitlin Donohue