US Apache participating for the first time in Qayyarah battles
BAGHDAD / long-Presse
, Says a spokesman for the US Department ofDefense Christopher Sherwood in an interview I followed ( the long - Presse), " the Iraqi government approved the use of Apache helicopters in support of the Iraqi armed forces operations , "noting that" aircraft carried out the first strikes, last Sunday, in terms of Qayyarah, 80 kilometers south of Mosul, atargeted car bomb an al Daash, resulting in complete destruction. "
Sherwood added that" the air strike carried out by Apache has the same procedures in which direct all strikes and other coalition against al Daash take place. "
the former spokesman for the international coalition Steve Warren revealed, on 5 May 2016, that the Apache helicopters will enter the battle against al Daash at" any moment ", and denied providing protection for any Iraqi lawmaker or the deployment of troops to protect the green Zone.
ground, according to military media cell, yesterday, that the strength of the army restored control over thevillage south of Mosul.
this operation comes at a time when the joint forces have made in a drunken further south of Mosul progress and regained control of the areas controlled by regulation Daash.
the military media cell in a statement, received a (long - Presse) a copy of it, that "pieces of the band 15 managed to free al - Nasser village a village south of Mosul and raising the Iraqi flag over the buildings."
the statement stressed that "military units were advancing towards the village the authority to release it . "