The Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) have liberated the villages of Marzouka, Tal Ghazal, Bouthat al-Madfa’, Joughaifi, west of the Al-Baaj area near the Syrian-Iraqi border. The PMU is now close from capturing the Tal Safouk border crossing, located at one of the most important ISIS supply lines between Syria and Iraq. During its advance, PMU managed to kill several ISIS fighters and capture VBIED.
8 civilians, including children, lost their life in Hit city near Ramadi as a result of an ISIS terrorist sattack.
In western Mosul, Iraqi forces continue a slow advance in Zinjili district. Iraqi forces have announced that their current objective is to connect the districts of Zanjili and Shifaa north of the Old Mosul area. Iraqi forces are also evacuating civilians from Zinjili district.
In western Mosul, three ISIS suicide attackers targeted a gathering of Iraqi forces in Al-Thawra district. ISIS claimed that the attack killed 20 Iraqi soldiers and destroyed two Humvee vehicles and two BMP-1 vehicles. ISIS also claimed that 15 Iraqi intelligence agents were killed by a suicide attack in Al-Moalemeen district of Baquba city in Diyala.