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Turnabout's Fair Play: Iraqi Army Uses Daesh Weapons Against Them in Mosul

Sputnik News

17:58 12.04.2017(updated 18:06 12.04.2017)

A military operation to liberate the northern Iraqi city of Mosul from Daesh terrorists is in full swing; right now, the government troops and Kurdish Peshmerga forces are fighting Daesh in the western neighborhoods of the city, where terrorists are using civilians as human shields, according to sources in the Iraqi army.

With the Mosul operation in full swing, Iraqi government troops and the Kurdish Peshmerga forces continue to clash with Daesh terrorists in the western part of the city, where the terrorists use terrified hostages as human shields, according to Iraqi army sources.

Earlier, the terrorists had used the tactic of placing explosive devices on their unmanned aerial vehicles, which led to a large number of casualties among the Iraq military and civilians, according to the sources.

Upon seizing some of the Daesh weapons during the Mosul operation, the Iraqi army began to use a similar tactic against the terrorists themselves. During the course of the offensive in western Mosul, government forces have struck blows at Daesh positions using their own bombs, the sources said.

In addition, the Iraqi army started to use weapons seized from terrorists in liberated neighborhoods of western Mosul, the sources added.

With the Mosul operation in full swing, Iraqi government troops and the Kurdish Peshmerga forces continue to clash with Daesh terrorists in the western part of the city, where the terrorists use terrified hostages as human shields, according to Iraqi army sources.

Earlier, the terrorists had used the tactic of placing explosive devices on their unmanned aerial vehicles, which led to a large number of casualties among the Iraq military and civilians, according to the sources.

Upon seizing some of the Daesh weapons during the Mosul operation, the Iraqi army began to use a similar tactic against the terrorists themselves. During the course of the offensive in western Mosul, government forces have struck blows at Daesh positions using their own bombs, the sources said.

In addition, the Iraqi army started to use weapons seized from terrorists in liberated neighborhoods of western Mosul, the sources added.

The terrorist group Daesh took over Mosul in June 2014, and the operation to drive Daesh out of the city started in October 2016.

The eastern part of Mosul was liberated by Iraqi and US-led coalition forces in late January. In February, the Iraqi forces began the operation aimed at liberating western Mosul from Daesh.

Abdul Sattar Habbo, Mosul municipality chief, told Sputnik last week that up to 500,000 people have fled the city since the government troops launched the Mosul operation.

Sputnik



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