Iraq launches operation to retake Qayyarah
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.