Iraqi troops have retaken a village to the east of Mosul from Daesh.
The Iraqi military liberated village Abbas Rajab to the east of Mosul from Daesh terrorists, Lt. Gen. Abdulamir Yaralla, commander of the operation, said on Thursday. “The forces of the 35th and 37th brigades liberated Abbas Rajab village and raised Iraqi flags on the buildings,” Yaralla was quoted as saying by Al-Sumaria TV channel.
On October 17, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi announced the start of the military operation to retake Mosul from Daesh terrorists.
According to local media, about 30,000 Iraqi soldiers and 4,000 Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are taking part in the operation, backed by airstrikes carried out by the US-led international coalition.