The Iraqi Army is preparing for an advance on the ISIS-held Al-Mushairefah area in the northwesetern part of Mosul. The Iraqi Army aims to increase pressure on ISIS militants in Mosul districts by taking control of the Al-Mushairefah at the northern flank and the cemetery of Wadi Akab at the westernern flank and to reach the areas under its control in the Al-Tanak district.
The Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) have repelled an ISIS attack on the village of Ein al-Hossan in the Tel Afar area and destroyed a vehicle of ISIS. The PMU has also repelled an ISIS attack in the Mukhoul Mountains and destroyed a technical of ISIS.
Separately, PMU forces targeted ISIS positions in the Muhammad Sawan Hill in the vicinity of Tal Abta west of Mosul with an artillery fire.
From its side, ISIS claimed that its snipers killed four Iraqi soldiers from the SWAT forces in Al-Thawra district and Ras Al-Jadah district in western Mosul. The terrorist group also claimed that 32 Iraqi policemen were killed in an attack by suicide bombers of ISIS on an Iraqi police gathering in the Al-Malaab area inside the Al-Ramadi province.
The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights announced that ISIS executed dozens of civilians as they tried to flee the ISIS-held areas towards Hol refugee camp in Syria.