Army, 60 km from Mosul after the liberation of the strategic Qayyarah base
Baghdad / term
These developments come at a time when thecountry is still experiencing mourning and sorrow following the bloody bombing witnessed in the Karrada district, which killed hundreds of innocent civilians. The joint Special operations command had announced on Saturday, therestoration of an air base south of Mosul. The Qayyarah base, which lies 58 km south of the city of Mosul, the largest strategic military bases. It features an airport runways to fly, and secure means to secure supply line and transfer to Iraqi forces , which is preparing to restore the city of Mosul , the main stronghold of thejihadists in Iraq. The news (AFP) for the Joint Special Operations Command, as saying that the operation carried out by "Armored Division ninth counterterrorism forces fifteenth band with support from airline international coalition. " she added that" gangs Daash terrorist holding elements fleeing south of Mosul and prevent them from entering the city after fleeing with their families through the liberalization of al - Qaeda operation , " the to this officer in Nineveh operations , he said" the engineering effort currently performs immunizations needed and remove the containers and mines and barriers that left the organization within theQayyarah base. " he added that" forces are also working to repair buildings and streets liberated and other areas, as is the rehabilitation and repair of the water project Qayyarah that feeds the hand Qayyarah and drunk. " in the same context, the senior army officer from the front line said , said that the special forces andregular troops entered Qayyarah air Base from the south under air cover from the coalition, and discovered that its fighters fled what they seem. The officer said , "This strategic progress. Will help to accelerate the pace of the attack on Mosul." The military had said some time ago that he wants to use the base as aspringboard to regain Mosul , which lies some 60 kilometers to the north. There was no immediate comment from the organization Daash. On the other hand, says the head of the security committee Ibrahim al - Bayati, said in an interview to the (long - Presse), he said that "al - Qaida edit was without a fight, after he fled Daash including gangs , " noting that " the joint forces are currently dismantling improvised explosive devices left behind by the organization (Daash) at the base. " Furthermore, he congratulated Abadi, during a meeting with a counter - terrorism of the Iraqi people on the occasion of the restoration of Qayyarah air Base, calling for " the people of Nineveh to prepare for the liberalization of their cities. " the transfer of an official statement from the Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi occasion edit the air base in Qayyarah, saying , "just as we spent on Aldoaash in Fallujah and fled like rats in the desert , we will eliminate them in Mosul." He added that "our troops pursuing Aldoaash without imperceptibly and in recent days there has been planning and fighting, edit and progress of 100 kilometers and this is important avenge the terrorist gangs that Senshakha and purify all our territory very soon, God willing." The granting of restoring the army to the city of Fallujah, which lies an hour 's drive to west of Baghdad last month, a new impetus to a campaign targeting the major cities of northern Iraq , which was inhabited before the war , about two million people , the restoration ofMosul. Since the battle of Fallujah stepped militants bombings against targets Shiites campaign, stoking fears again of sectarian violence. In a related context, a security source in Nineveh province, that more than 2,000 families have been displaced in terms of Qayyarah and its outskirts to the city of Mosul. The source said in aninterview (long - Presse), said that "more than 2,000 families have been displaced, today, in terms ofQayyarah and limbs south of the city of Mosul toward Nineveh province, after the liberation of Qayyarah air base and provide the Iraqi army in the southern axis of the side." the source, who asked not to be named, said : "most of the fleeing families are hand - Qayyarah Center and could not organize Daash prevent them from leaving even though his number of checkpoints to prevent them from leaving."