Iraqi, Libyan forces free key areas from IS

(VOVworld) – On Tuesday, Iraqi forces, backed by the US-led air strikes, launched an attack on the villages near Quayyara town and freed al-Huwish, al-Jaw’ana, Jubla, and al-Ghaziyah villages, killing dozens of IS militants.

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Kurdish militants in Mosul, Iraq. (Photo: EPA/VNA)

Brigadier General Luqman al-Khansouri, commander of the Sinjar's security forces, said the Iraqi army and the Kurdish security forces, known as Peshmerga, repelled an IS attack outside the town of Sinjar, some 100 kilometers west the city of Mosul. With the coalition’s air support, Peshmerga killed at least 27 IS militants and destroyed several vehicles.

The same day, Lybian pro-government forces gained control of central district 2 of Sirte city, an IS stronghold in Lybia, in an effort to oust IS from Sirte.

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