Iraqi Shiite Militia Eliminates Almost 300 Daesh Militants Southwest of Mosul

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18:47 25.12.2016(updated 18:51 25.12.2016)

Hashd al-Shaabi, the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) Shiite militia, killed nearly 300 Daesh militants southwest of the city of Mosul, media reported Sunday, citing a PMF source.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The PMF forces are currently taking part in the liberation of Mosul.

“Hashd Shaabi forces – Hezbollah Brigades killed nearly 300 ISIL [Daesh] gunmen and burnt seven vehicles they had,” the PMF was quoted as saying by the Lebanese Al Manar TV channel.

The Iraqi operation to retake Mosul from terrorists has been going on for over a month since October 17. The battle for the city began with 4,000 Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and 30,000 Iraqi soldiers backed by the US-led anti-terror coalition advancing on the city from the east, west and south.

Mosul has been occupied by Daesh terrorist group since 2014.

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