Mosul: Supply line secured, severing ISIL from Syria

Iraqi forces launched a major offensive on October 17 to retake Mosul from ISIL [Felipe Dana/AP]Iraqi forces launched a major offensive on October 17 to retake Mosul from ISIL [Felipe Dana/AP]
Iraqi forces launched a major offensive on October 17 to retake Mosul from ISIL [Felipe Dana/AP]Iraqi forces launched a major offensive on October 17 to retake Mosul from ISIL [Felipe Dana/AP]
ISIL’s last supply line from Mosul to Syria has been severed by Iraqi-led forces, leaving the armed group’s stronghold completely isolated.

Shia-Muslim paramilitary forces, known as Hashed al-Shaabi, captured the road linking Tal Afar to Sinjar west of Mosul on Wednesday and linked up with Kurdish forces there, security officials say.

“Hashed forces have cut off the Tal Afar-Sinjar road,” Abu Mahdi al-Mohandis, a senior commander, said on social media.

A Kurdish security official told AFP news agency the Shia militia had linked up with other anti-ISIL forces, including Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters, in three villages in the area.

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SOURCE: News Now/ Aljazeera Online

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