A new video short purportedly released by the Islamic State shows ISIS militants in a battle against the American Coalition in Kokajli, Iraq. The video was released yesterday, November 1, on ISIS terrorist channels. An accompanying summary reads: “Footage of the Clashes on the Outskirts of the #Kokajli Area, East of #Mosul.”
According to the Daily Beast on September 30, ISIS militants have built a 3-meter high wall around the southern end of Kokajli to keep the Coalition at bay.
However, it’s just a matter of time that the sprawling Mosul suburb, near the recently Coalition reclaimed Qarrayah, is too freed from the Islamic State.
CNN reports that the Iraqi Army “came within hundreds of meters of Mosul on Monday evening and are now the closest they’ve been since launching an operation two weeks ago to wrest the city from more than two years of ISIS rule.”
Two weeks ago, the American Coalition, consisting of the Iraqi Army, the Kurdish Peshmerga, Shia militias, Christian militias, and the Turkish Nineveh Guard, descended upon Mosul to free it from the Islamic State. The official operation began on October 17 when it was announced by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
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