Iraqi forces liberate Razkia village south of Mosul
Government forces have liberated the village of Razkia, south of Mosul, from Islamic State militants, commander of the liberating operations said on Sunday.
Lt. Gen. Abdul Amir Yarallah, commander of the liberating operations codenamed “We Are Coming, Nineveh”, said in a press statement that the army’s 9th Armored Brigade has liberated the village of Razkia on al-Zab axis from the southwestern direction.
“The forces raised the Iraqi flag in the village after causing the enemy severe losses in lives and equipment,” said Yarallah.
The operation, carried out by Iraqi government forces, US air forces and al-Hashd al-Shaabi militias have been widely successful, driving out Islamic state fighters out of several parts of Mosul, the extremist group’s last bastion in Iraq. The group had renounced reference to Mosul as the capital of its proclaimed “Caliphate”, with many of its members reportedly attempting to flee to Syria.