Daesh celebrates Kirkuk attack in Mosul

Published October 22nd, 2016 - 07:56 GMT
An Iraqi soldier on a frontline in Makhmur, south of Mosul (AFP/File)
An Iraqi soldier on a frontline in Makhmur, south of Mosul (AFP/File)

Daesh (ISIS)’s attack on Kirkuk appears to be over as of Saturday. On Friday, Daesh attacked oil wells near the city and other sites in an attempt to distract opposing forces from the battle for Mosul – Daesh’s largest city. Despite being defeated in Kirkuk, members of the group are apparently celebrating the Kirkuk attack in Mosul, at least according to some Twitter images.

The images are based on a video by Amaq, which is a Daesh media arm.

Al Bawaba was unable to immediately confirm the validity of the images.

The Iraqi army and allied forces are advancing towards Daesh-held Mosul, according to multiple reports. The offensive to retake the key city began early Monday morning.

 

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