The Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) have liberated the Resala residential compound south of Al-Ba’aj town. Thus, the PMU has besieged ISIS in Al-Ba’aj from three directions so far.
In the course of its advance, the PMU destroyed an ISIS VBIED coming from Syria and captured another one. Furthermore, engineer units continued building fortifications at the Syrian-Iraqi border, and the PMU continued temporarily evacuating civilians from the Al-Baaj area.
Meanwhile, the Iraqi army and the US-led coalition increased shelling of the Old Mosul area in western Mosul. The US-led coalition artillery bombed ISIS positions using white phosphorus shells, which led to the spread of fires.
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Iraqi security forces continued advancing against ISIS in Zinjili district. According to pro-government sources, 119 ISIS fighters have been killed in the Sahha district before capturing it.
ISIS claimed that its snipers killed 4 Iraqi soldiers in the Zinjili district. ISIS also said that the group will target a gathering of PMU fighters in the village of Jair, south of Sinjar.
The ISIS-linked news agency Amaq published photos showing clashes southwest of Sinjar.
It is expected that the PMU will be able to capture the whole Syrian-Iraqi border area in the west of Al-Ba’aj in the coming days. However, it is not known until now if some militias from the PMU would enter Syrian territory under an official request.