Iraq recaptures town near Mosul on IS

Iraq recaptures town near Mosul on IS

World September 22, 2016 16:12

tikrit - The Iraqi army has Shirqat town near the city of Mosul million retaken by Islamic State. Thus authority in Baghdad comes one step closer Mosul, the second largest city va country which IS in the hands of terrorist movement since 2014.

Shirqat is located on the Tigris River, about 100 kilometers south of Mosul. Iraqi troops had the town surrounded for months, with help from Shiite militias backed by Iran. According to an army spokesman, however, the militias were there last week not involved in the decisive battles. The offensive was also supported by US warplanes.

Iraq and the United States have indicated that the attack on Mosul possible this month is used. The inhabitants of the predominantly Sunni Mosul will that matter to monitor how the people of Shirqat session. In the past were Sunnis into IS recaptured towns regularly suffer. After the recapture of Fallujah dozens of Sunni civilians were arrested in June, mistreated and even tortured by fighters of Shiite militias.

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