Baa’j (IraqiNews.com) Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada announced, on Tuesday, cutting off the Islamic State’s supply line between al-Baa’j and al-Hadher Districts in Nineveh Province, while discovered a cache containing weapons and equipment north of al-Hadher District.
Kata’ib said in a statement that its forces cut off the Islamic State’s supply line between al-Baa’j and al-Hadher Districts, and detonated seven booby-trapped vehicles in al-Musalten Village, as well as killing seven IS militants during the battles.
Leaders of the Islamic State are deploying security detachments to prevent the families from fleeing towards the areas held by al-Hashd al-Shaabi forces, the statement explained.
Forces from Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada militia managed to storm into al-Musalten village, south of al-Hadher District and started to liberate it, while also discovered a cache of weapons and equipment, containing 120 mm mortar shells, north of the district, the statement added.
Earlier today, al-Hashd al-Shaabi forces announced launching an offensive to liberate al-Hadher District, and the surrounding areas, south of Mosul.