In the seventh week of battle between Iraqi forces and ISIS, the national military has reportedly made a major advancement, and that is taking control of the road between Tal Afar and Sinjar.
An action that cuts off ISIS’s access to Mosul,BBC reported.
The capability to do so, happened when the Popular Mobilization forces also known as Hashed Al Shaabi, an Iranian-backed Shia militia described as the Iraqi paramilitary “linked up” with the Kurdish military, giving the PM’s an ability to surround the extremist.
— Haidar Sumeri (@IraqiSecurity) November 23, 2016
However, ISIS still has a strong hold on the roadway between Tal Afar and the city of Mosul and Tal Afar itself, according The National.
Hashed Al Shaabi commander located on a base in the center of Tal Afar, Abu Mohammed Al Attabi said,”Our goal is clear: it is to liberate all Iraqi land and sever supply routes from Raqqa in Syria.”
Hashd al-Shaabi has cut all the roads from #Mosul to Raqqa.
ISIS is now trapped with nowhere to go.
— Sarah Abdallah (@sahouraxo) November 23, 2016
Attabi is a battalion leader of the Badr Organization, a fragment of the Hashed Al Shaabi, that is considered to be the most powerful segment of the PM forces.
Media reports out of the area, said, air strikes have hit another bridge in Mosul, leaving only one left functioning over the River Tigris.
So far, villages surrounding Mosul have been liberated from ISIS, due to he gallant efforts of the Iraqi military. An effort that has allowed thousands to return home.
— مُغرد من الموصل 🇮🇶 (@Mogared__Mosul) November 23, 2016