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Iraqi Izadi Kurds severe key Daesh supply line in Sinjar

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
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Iraqi Izadi Kurds along with tribal fighters have severed a major terrorist supply line by liberating a border area with Syria in the northern region of Sinjar.

According to an Iraqi military statement broadcast on Friday, the group of fighters retook the Um al-Diban and Um Jurais districts located close to the Syrian border following clashes with the Daesh terrorists.

Meanwhile, Major General Ismail Mahalawi, from Anbar Operations Command, announced that three Daesh hideouts had been destroyed close to the central Iraqi city of Ramadi.

“The air force, in coordination with the Tenth Division, managed to destroy three shelters for Daesh east of Albu Obeid area east of Ramadi, killing all the Daesh members who were in them,” he said.

He added that a total of 67 explosive devices were also located by military engineers and destroyed in areas to the east and north of the city.

Earlier, Iraqi government troops liberated the town of Kubaysah in the conflict-ridden western province of Anbar.  

The fresh gains follow the commencement of a military operation to recapture the country’s second-largest city of Mosul in the north from Daesh.      

Home to around two million people before its capture, Mosul fell to the extremist militants in the earliest days of the assault. The Iraqi army has been fighting to liberate Daesh-held regions with the help of volunteer forces.

The northern and western parts of Iraq have been plagued by violence since Daesh mounted its offensive in the country in June 2014.


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