US-led fighter jets destroyed on Thursday the final of 5 bridges linking the western financial institution of Tigris River with the jap financial institution, virtually isolating the east and west of Mosul, Islamic State’s final stronghold in Iraq.
The Nineveh province council stated airstrikes destroyed the so-called, iron “Outdated Bridge”, the final after 4 others have been demolished in army airstrikes over the previous few days. It will make Nineveh “the burial place for the Islamic State,” as council member Mohamed Ibrahim al-Bayyati put it in a press release, He stated that steady army strikes will make the group finally below siege from all instructions.
Standard militias combating ISIS apart from the Iraqi authorities stated Wednesday that they had utterly remoted Nineveh from all Iraq in addition to from Syria, stripping ISIS of its very important provide strains.
ISIS had relied on booby-trapping the bridges to forestall advances on the bottom by Iraqi forces.
Iraqi safety forces and US-led fighter jets proceed a weeks-old marketing campaign to liberate Mosul from Islamic State militants, saying the profitable liberation of a number of villages and districts surrounding the town’s heart every day since operations kicked off mid October.