A spokesman for the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), Ahmed al-Asadi, has announced that more than 355 ISIS terrorists were killed in 40 days of PMU operations in the western suburbs of Mosul and the vicinity of Tal Afar.
Al-Asadi added that the PMU foiled 32 attacks of ISIS militants, killing 355 terrorists including 30 suicide bombers. PMU fighters destroyed 60 armed trucks, 6 armored vehicles, 29 VBIEDs and 7 mortar positions. Al-Assadi also said that PMU experts cleaned up 26 explosive devices and 4 houses full of exposives.
Separately, the PMU managed to kill three prominent ISIS members and capture a network of tunnels and trenches belonging to ISIS that had been used for infiltration attempts towards Mosul.
The PMU spokesman confirmed the PMU’s success in preventing ISIS militants from fleeing to Syria. The group also continues to provide a logistical support to the Iraqi Army in its operations inside Mosul.
From its side, ISIS announced yesterday a new attack launched by its fighters on PMU positions in Jabal al-Atashana in the western countryside of Mosul and claimed destroying of three armored vehicles during this attack.
On the other hand, the operations of the Iraqi Army in the Al-Tanak district of Mosul slowed down as the Iraqi Army was working to avoid some obstacles to ensure the security of civilians. The operation will be relaunched in the coming days.