Iraqi Army keeps rolling in the southern Mosul countryside
The Iraqi Army, alongside Liwaa Salaheddeen, continued their large-scale advance in the Salaheddeen Governorate on Saturday, capturing several villages from the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS).
According to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, their forces managed to liberate Al-Namal, Al-Jadirah, and Al-Khanukah near the strategic town of Al-Shirqat on Saturday.
Following the capture of these villages, the Iraqi Armed Forces stormed the town of Al-Zuwiyah; this is the site of ongoing clashes between the government and ISIS.
This cleansing operation is being done in preparation for the Hawijah offensive, which is likely to begin in the coming days.