DUHOK – US-led coalition’s warplanes on Sunday bombed a weapons storage centre and tactical units for the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) near the city of Mosul in Iraqi’s northwestern Nineveh province.
A major ISIS weapons store in Mosul was hit with two airstrikes. “Subsequent to the raids, huge explosions took place inside the store where ISIS was keeping a large deal of ammunition and weapons,” media activist Abdullah al-Malla told ARA News in Mosul. “The weapons warehouse was destroyed completely.”
“At least 12 ISIS militants who have been guarding the warehouse were killed in the bombardment on Sunday,” al-Malla reported, citing an ISIS official.
The coalition’s air forces also hit ISIS positions the village of Haj Ali, destroying nine rocket launchers and two tactical units.
“The US-led fighter jets also targeted ISIS fighting positions in the Qayyara district in northwestern Iraq, killing and wounding over twenty militants,” Iraqi media activist Haydar al-Khalidi told ARA News.
The strikes coincided with clashes between the Kurdish Peshmerga forces and ISIS fighters in the Khazir district.
“The Peshmergas were able to push ISIS back in Khazir and retook several villages and farms in the district,” Peshmerga officer Izzaddin Wanki told ARA News. “This progress shows the key role of the Peshmerga in the ground operations against ISIS in Nineveh province. With the continuous support from the western coalition we may soon announce full liberation of the province from ISIS.”
Reporting by: Ali Issa
Source: ARA News
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