At least 24 people have been killed in an attack by the Takfiri terrorist group of Daesh in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
Iraqi forces had retaken Qayyarah, which lies on the western bank of Tigris River, some 60 kilometers south of Mosul, from Daesh late in August.
Iraqi government soldiers and volunteer fighters continue are engaged in joint operations to liberate Mosul, the last urban area in control of Daesh in Iraq.
Iraqi media reported on Saturday that fierce clashes were underway between Iraqi security forces and Daesh terrorists near Mosul’s airport.
Iraq’s counter-terrorism forces killed 13 terrorists, including a senior commander, in the east of Mosul.
Iraq’s Almada Press website reported that Iraqi forces thwarted a Daesh assaulton the Aden district, east of Mosul, killing 13 terrorists, including the senior commander, Talaat Ahmed Fathi aka Abu Mohammed al-Iraqi.
The country’s military intelligence forces also seized four cannons belonging to Daesh terrorists in region of Kokjeli, east of Mosul.