Daesh Takfiri terrorists have killed over 30 people, mostly civilians, and injured 40 others during a failed offensive on Iraq’s Sunni town of Shirqat, south of Mosul.
Daesh terrorists attacked Shirqat on Saturday, but Iraqi forces repelled the offensive, killing a dozen of the extremists.
In 2016, Iraqi forces along with tribal fighters liberated Shirqat from Daesh, paving the way for the launch of the major offensive to fully liberate Mosul on October 17, 2016.
The Iraqi forces took control of eastern Mosul in January after 100 days of fighting, and launched the battle in the west on February 19.
On Friday, Iraqi forces announced that they have accomplished their goals in the battle against Daesh in the western flank of the city.
Daesh terrorists still continue to control pockets south and west of Mosul, as well as swathes of territory near the border with Syria and inside Syria.
Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq, fell to Daesh in 2014, when the terrorist group began its campaign of death and destruction in Iraq, making the city its de facto capital in the Arab country.
The terrorists have been committing heinous crimes against all ethnic and religious communities in Iraq, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds and Christians.