Peshmerga forces liberate 11 villages and closing in on the Daash in the vicinity Alkwyr
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A security source said, in an interview with (long - Presse), " The Peshmerga forces managed to free villages Qrvhh Tel Hamid Qirtakh and Obzach and Btih and music to conclusively within Khazar, north of Mosul, and Alqoar south of the city. " The source, who asked not to be named, said : "Progress continuously towards thenorth Zab top."
In addition, a Kurdish official said that the Peshmerga forces launched a new offensive on the al - Daash early on Sunday as part of a campaign to restore the city of Mosul , a stronghold of the organization radical.
Reuters said the attack began after heavy shelling and air strikes carried out by US - led coalition. Prey formilitants attacked and fired mortars at troops during the offer and set off a car bomb at least one. Escalated black smoke billowed from the area.
In addition , commander of the Peshmerga said he has restored 11 villages from the grip Daash while thetroops advanced to "Alqoar" target of the attack , which lies 40 km south - east of Mosul.
It will allow repair of the bridge which was destroyed by the organization in Alqoar Peshmerga open front new around Mosul. The bridge serves up the largest Zab River , which flows into the Tigris River.
The work of the Iraqi army and the Peshmerga forces to gradually take up positions around located 400 km Mosul , north of Baghdad.
Reuters quoted a Kurdish official, who requested anonymity, as saying that the operation , which began on Sunday , part preparations for an attack on Mosul.
a statement from the security Council that the KRG Peshmerga process on Sunday , "one of the structural processes that also increase the pressure on Daash in and around Mosul." the
Iraqi army is trying to advance from the south. In July , the Iraqi army took control of Qayyarah air base located some 60 kilometers south of Mosul , which also will be a major starting point for an attack is expected over the city.
The process starting after one day of a meeting between National Security Adviser Faleh al - Fayad , President of the Kurdistan region , Massoud Barzani , and the presence of Brett Macgork, envoy of US President Barack Obama. The meeting discussed the battle to liberate Mosul and its aftermath and the completion of theformation of the popular crowd of people of the province requirements.
According to the Information Office of the Chancellery of Homeland Security, in a statement received (range Press) copy of it, that " the National Security Adviser Faleh al - Fayad met with Kurdish regional President Massoud Barzani in Arbil envoy for Mr. Prime Minister. " The
statement added that" Fayad discussed with Barzani areas of cooperation and coordination between thefederal government and the provincial government, and areas of joint action and create prerequisites for thebattle to liberate Mosul and its aftermath and the completion of the formation of the popular crowd of people of the province supplies ", noting that" the meeting was attended by a number of officials from both sides. " In
turn , she said Brett Macgork, yesterday, said that preparations for the attack on Mosul , " approaching the final stage. " He added that the planning included humanitarian considerations.