In a new video purportedly released by the Islamic State by their media arm Amaq News, an ISIS militant operating a long gun sends Iraqi soldiers fleeing from their barracks near Bawiza, Iraq An accompanying summary released with the video reads: “He targeted the barracks of Iraqi forces near [Bawiza], north of Mosul, with heavy weapons.”
The video was noticed by terrorism analyst Michael S. Smith II, who tweeted this about it:
In October, 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, reports the BBC.
Zoheir al-Jubouri, spokesperson of the Nineveh Guards militia, said in press statements that a soldier from the army’s 16th division was killed, two other army officers and two from his forces were wounded when militants waged a violent attack on the forces at Bawiza, north of [Mosul].
It is unclear if the above footage is from this attack.
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