- A commander peshmerga said thousands of soldiers involved in the operation in several areas in the area of Sahl Nineveh, about 25 kilometers northeast of Mosul.
- started with intense air strikes of the international coalition on the Al Jazer, on several villages in the district of Al Hamdaniya.
- a cornered Islamic State escalates the punishment of the population as a large Iraqi fiefdom.
Kurdish troops peshmerga began Sunday a broad offensive against Islamic terrorist group Status (EI) in several locations near the city of Mosul, jihadist stronghold in northern Iraq , reported a military source Kurdish.
a commander of the peshmerga, Gayaz to Suryi , said thousands of Kurdish soldiers involved in the operation in several areas in the area of Sahl Nineveh, about 25 kilometers northeast of Mosul , capital Ninawa.
the offensive began with intense aerial bombardments of the international coalition antiyihadista on the Al Jazer and specifically on several villages in the district of Al Hamdaniya , controlled by the Islamic terrorist group State (EI).
Suryi explained that the villages are Tel Usud, Wardak, Zahra Khatun and Al Muftia , around which are being waged right now heavy fighting between the peshmerga and jihadi fighters.
there are now underway several military offensives Iraqi and Kurdish troops, backed by the international coalition led by the US for drive out the Ei Ninawa , whose capital is Mosul.
the ultimate goal is recover control of that city, main stronghold of EI in Iraq since June 2014 the group broke into the country and declared a caliphate in Iraqi territories and Syrians are under his rule.