Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) neutralized ISIS Minister of Health, Abu Shu’ayb, along with two of his bodyguards during clashes in western Mosul.
From its side, the ISIS terrorist group continued targeting of ISF in western Mosul. ISIS units targeted a SWAT gathering in the Yarmouk district with a car bomb destroying an Abrams battle tank.
The extremist group also clashed with ISF in Bab al-Hadid region. ISIS’s official media wing Amaq claimed the death of five Iraqi soldiers during these clashes.
Meanwhile, the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) was able to repel an ISIS assault in the vicinity of Tal Afar killing 30 terrorists and destroying an armored bulldozer along with six BMPs and downing a spy drone in the skies of Tal Afar.
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Nineveh’s Media Center announced the death of a 3-month old baby as a result of the spreading hunger. This was the first incident of this kind since the start of the US-backed offensive in western Mosul. Numerous sources also reported that ISIS were forcefully displacing Mosul residents to the northern parts of western Mosul which were under the terrorists’ control. The goal was to use civilians as human shields. This will increase the difficulty of the final stages of the Iraqi Armed Forces’ military operations in western Mosul.
Photos from the area of Tal Afar released by the PMU:
A downed ISIS drone: