MOSUL VIDEOGRAPHIC: Area Liberated by Iraqi Joint forces in 1st Week
In 8th day of Mosul liberation operation Iraqi Joint forces stormed Topzawa village 8 km northeast of Mosul and is close to the village of Bashiqa which was taken by Kurdish Peshmerga fighters on Sunday.
The Iraqi Military sys that joint forces have recaptured about 70 villages and over 1,000 square kilometers of land, and taken out about 800 ISIS terrorists one week after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi announced the start of a major offensive to retake Mosul on Oct. 17. In first week near 800 terrorists also killed.
Also field commander Brigadier general Maan Zeid Ibrahimtold Rudaw that Iraqi forces have "complete control over Hamdaniya and are now advancing on Bazaiya," both of them towns southeast of Mosul.
He added that four more villages around Hamdaniya were freed from ISIS in operations today.
Peshmerga liberate village of Tiz Khrab Gawra in the Bashiqa area.
In nearby Tikrit, joint forces tackled ISIS surprised attack. In 3 day of ISIS sporadic attacks in Tikrit 80 people mostly military men killed. Also tens of ISIS terrorist Killed.
The Iraqi Ministry of defense, released a video late on Sunday said to show Iraqi fighter jets targeting ISIS (ISIL, IS, Daesh) hideouts in Tikrit.
ISIS also to reduce attention to Mosul Offensive, attack some region in Anbar Province including Rutba.
Also Kurdish Peshmerga forces completely surrounded willage of Faziliyah village town of Bashiqa for two days.
Many homes have raised white flags on their rooftops in Faziliyah village, Bashiqa as the place is fully surrounded by Kurdish Peshmerga forces.
Source: Al Alam