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Iraq: Soldiers celebrate as army liberates parts of Qayyarah from IS01:41

Iraq: Soldiers celebrate as army liberates parts of Qayyarah from IS

Iraq, Qayyara
August 25, 2016 at 20:33 GMT -00:00 · Published

Footage released on Thursday shows members of Iraq's army dancing in celebration after regaining control of parts of the northern town of Qayyarah from the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

The Iraqi army attacked the town, both from the ground and from the air. Waleed Khalifa Majeed, Brigadier General of the Iraqi army, stated that "Currently Qayyarah is under the control of the military sector and the anti-terrorism agency, full control. Currently these sectors are clearing the whole area and dismantling IEDs and booby traps."

He also assured that the residents are "safe and in good condition, there are no losses or injuries among them during this operation because of the commands for civilians not to leave their houses. Thus, the operation was a complete success."

The gains the army made in Qayyarah provide a vital gateway for Iraqi troops to recapture the city of Mosul.

Iraq: Soldiers celebrate as army liberates parts of Qayyarah from IS01:41
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Footage released on Thursday shows members of Iraq's army dancing in celebration after regaining control of parts of the northern town of Qayyarah from the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

The Iraqi army attacked the town, both from the ground and from the air. Waleed Khalifa Majeed, Brigadier General of the Iraqi army, stated that "Currently Qayyarah is under the control of the military sector and the anti-terrorism agency, full control. Currently these sectors are clearing the whole area and dismantling IEDs and booby traps."

He also assured that the residents are "safe and in good condition, there are no losses or injuries among them during this operation because of the commands for civilians not to leave their houses. Thus, the operation was a complete success."

The gains the army made in Qayyarah provide a vital gateway for Iraqi troops to recapture the city of Mosul.

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