Iraqi city of Mosul residents revolt against Daesh, kill five: Report

July 18, 2016 8:00 am

Smoke billows on the front line
as Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters hold a position near Hasan Sham
Village, some 45 kilometers east of the city of , during an
operation aimed at retaking areas from the terrorist group, May
29, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

Residents in several
neighborhoods in the Iraqi city of Mosul have reportedly staged an
uprising against the Daesh terrorist group — which holds the city —
killing at least five Takfiri militants.

Armed clashes
erupted between the residents of the Bab al-Jadid neighborhood in
central Mosul and Daesh terrorists late on Sunday, a local source told
’s al-Sumaria website on Sunday.
The uprising has led to the expulsion of the Daesh militants from their positions in the area and the death of two terrorists.
Two vehicles belonging to the terrorists were also burned, according to the report.
The
source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, further said that the
residents of Mosul’s southern district of Hammam al-Alil also clashed
with Daesh in the center of the district, killing three terrorists.
The source added that the residents seek to take full control of the district and to purge it of the terrorists.
According to the report, the residents have already raised the Iraqi flag over a number of the district’s buildings.

Iraqi
displaced women and children, who fled the violence in Mosul, walk at
the Dibaga camp on July 16, 2016 in Makhmur, about 280 kilometers (175
miles) north of Baghdad. (Photo by AFP)The
northern and western parts of Iraq have been plagued by gruesome
violence ever since Daesh terrorists began a campaign of terror in the
country in June 2014, when they overran Mosul and declared it their
so-called headquarters in Iraq.
Daesh terrorists have gained
notoriety for their barbarity, heinous atrocities and sacrilegious acts.
The militants have been accused of committing gross human rights
violations and war crimes in the areas they control in Iraq as well as
in neighboring Syria.
Iraqi army soldiers and allied volunteer fighters have been fighting to win back militant-held regions in joint operations.
Iraq’s
Defense Minister Khaled al-Obaidi said on February 21 that the country
has undertaken a decisive battle to retake the northern city of Mosul by
the yearend.

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