Iraq launches op­er­a­tion to re­take Qay­yarah

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IRAQI spe­cial forces have launched an op­er­a­tion to lib­er­ate the town of Qay­yarah, used by ter­ror­ists as a key base to attack the nearby north­ern city of Mo­sul.

Iraqi Brigadier Gen­eral Fi­ras Bashar, the spokesman for the op­er­a­tions com­mand in Nin­eveh prov­ince, said yes­ter­day that the of­fen­sive “started at dawn with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of Counter-Ter­ror­ism Ser­vice (CTS) and army forces.”

Bashar also noted that the Iraqi forces are backed by the US-led coali­tion air­craft, which are al­legedly tar­get­ing Daesh Tak­firi ter­ror­ists in the Arab coun­try.

Mean­while, CTS spokesman, Sabah al-No­man, said the Qay­yarah lib­er­a­tion cam­paign is “cur­rently achiev­ing its goals," ad­ding that the op­er­a­tion will be “wrapped up quickly, bol­ster­ing … plans... for the fi­nal bat­tle to lib­er­ate Mo­sul.” — Al­jazeera.

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