Dozens of Islamic State’s (ISIS) militants on Friday surrendered to the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) west of Mosul city, military sources reported.
The Iraqi Army’s Central Command said in a statement that a group of ISIS jihadists surrendered to the ISF after heavy clashes at the western side of Mosul city, in Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh Governorate.
This comes amid intensifying military operations by the US-backed Iraqi troops in Western Mosul.
“The militants surrendered with their weapons to the Iraqi forces, after the group suffered heavy losses in manpower and equipment during the past few days,” the head of Nineveh Media Centre Raafat al-Zarari told ARA News, citing military officials.
Backed by an air cover from the US-led coalition, the Iraqi troops also seized control of the Mosul Military Airport.
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