Iraqi forces push back Islamic State offending south of Mosul

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By Reuters|Updated: June 10, 2017
Iraqi forces push back Islamic State offending south of Mosul
Iraqi forces push back Islamic State offending south of Mosul

IRAQ: Iraqi forces pushed back an offending released in the early hours of Saturday by Islamic State on the Sunni town of Shirqat, south of Mosul, throughout which more than 30 military and civilians were eliminated and 40 more injured, security sources stated.

About a lots Islamic State fighters were likewise eliminated in the combating, which ended around midday, the sources stated.

About half the dead in the city were civilians and the rest members of the Iraqi militaries and Sunni tribal fighters. A curfew was still in location in the early night.

Islamic State lost Shirqat to U.S.-backed Iraqi federal government forces and tribal fighters in 2015. Its fall led the way for the offensive on Mosul, the militants’ de-facto capital in Iraq.

8 months into the U.S-backed offensive to reclaim Mosul, all the city has actually been retaken by Iraqi federal government forces other than an enclave by the western bank of the Tigris river.

The militants continue to manage pockets south and west of Mosul, along with swathes of area near the border with Syria and inside Syria.

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