Iraqi Army And PMU Liberate More Than 40 Villages In Hawija Area From ISIS (Photos, Video)

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Iraqi Army And PMU Liberate More Than 40 Villages In Hawija Area From ISIS (Photos, Video)

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On Saturday, the Iraqi Army and the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) liberated more than 40 villages in the western and southern and eastern parts of Hawija area south of Kirkuk city from ISIS, according to the PMU media wing.

Government forces captured Tal Saha’ar, Tal Mohamad, Shate al-Jadr, al-Noor, Tal al-Noor, Um al-Izam, Tal al-Ward, al-Aghr, Tal al-Aghr, al-Jidar, Sarwa, Arhmah, Jukis, Dusarah al-Suflah, Subih Fuqani, al-Zrariah, al-Sharia’a, al-Helwah, Karud, Jar Brdan, Helewah al-Suflah, Helewah al-Awliah, Helewah al-Wastah, Shumet, Sardk, al-Khazer al-Awliah, Aterah al-Inadiah, Arab Silman Nijm, al-Shamwi, Hamad Mohamad Ali, al-Namil, al-Sadr, Haterah, al-Khazer, al-Sabaghiah, Rajm al-Wadi, al-Riwaiah, Rangi, al-Shak, al-Qubah, Suflah, al-Numisah, al-Awn, al-Sabel and al-Anadiah.

The army and the PMU also captured the strategic Zerga bridge between Tuz Khurmatu town and Tikrit city in the eastern part of Hawija area. Moreover, government forces captured the road between Zerga bridge and Hadadiah town.

During its advance the army and the PMU killed and injured dozens of ISIS fighters and destroyed 5 VBIEDs and several mortar units of ISIS, according to the PMU media wing.

Government forces are liberating between 300 and 500 square kilometers daily. With this advance speed, the military operation in Hawija area could be over within a week.

Iraqi Army And PMU Liberate More Than 40 Villages In Hawija Area From ISIS (Photos, Video)

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Iraqi Army And PMU Liberate More Than 40 Villages In Hawija Area From ISIS (Photos, Video)

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Iraqi Army And PMU Liberate More Than 40 Villages In Hawija Area From ISIS (Photos, Video)

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Iraqi Army And PMU Liberate More Than 40 Villages In Hawija Area From ISIS (Photos, Video)

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Iraqi Army And PMU Liberate More Than 40 Villages In Hawija Area From ISIS (Photos, Video)

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  • Barba_Papa

    It’s amazing how much ISIS has collapsed militarily these past months.

    On a side note, does this operation also places the Iraqi in a more advantageous military position towards Kirkuk in case the Kurdish referendum leads to war?

    • Moussa Saab

      Yes, Iraq will be directly in the outskirts of the city

    • Assad Did Nothing Wrong™

      Yes, and it will be needed to liberate Kirkuk (which has a minority of Kurds), from the separatists.

      • matt

        Why is that needed? there are no troubles there now. I think it would be a huge mistake to destroy Kirkuk as well. What happened with Mosul is allready a disgrace.

        • Assad Did Nothing Wrong™

          There will be trouble if Kurdistan declares full independence.

          • matt

            I hope not, Iraq has no future in its present form

        • Solomon Krupacek

          take kirkuk and kill matt

          • matt

            To kill me will change nothing, hahahah!!

          • Solomon Krupacek

            remain more oxygen for us :)

        • Justin

          Kurds trying to steal land!
          Thats why!
          This is not a civil war! This is a war against terrorism! So why does the Kurds want independence? They neighbour Iran and Iranian Kurdish regions also!
          All nations in this region are against it!
          U can’t just steal land the same way isis did and create a Kurdish state just like u can’t create an islamic state without war!
          This is a war!
          Kurds will be destroyed!
          They cannot win this war even with the help of USA, Israel and KSA!
          They cannot!!
          If u think they can, explain how they can! And then I will explain how ur explanation is totally wrong!
          Kurds will need ww3 to begin if they want this land!
          Think white and get serious!

          • matt

            Not agreed…

    • DJ Double D

      Yes, that’s part of the strategy. Pershmerga forces were sent to compete for this area as well but in the end got stranded in Kirkuk. They made a wise decision though because so close to their referendum, the last thing they need is active conflict. However, Iraq must finish this operation as quick as possible as after the referendum, the Kurds can enter into the race.

    • matt

      ISIS changed their tactics. The same as the Taliban did, they decided to “dissapear”. But after some time they will pop up again….

  • Pete

    After the Mosul operation where massive amount of soldier has been participated in the battle, everything else just a playground for this massive army.