The Iraqi-backed People’s Mobilization Forces (PMF) have liberated 12 villages near the Iraqi city of Mosul in an offensive operation against Daesh terrorist group, which is outlawed in Russia and many other countries, local media reported, citing Iraqi Defense Ministry.

The PMF have liberated the villages in a joint operation with the Iraqi Army Aviation on Tuesday, in the al-Hadher district, south of the city of Mosul, the Defense Ministry of Iraq said, according to the Iraqi News media outlet.

On April 20, the Iraqi forces have liberated Al-Thawra district of western Mosul from Daesh, Iraqi Army’s Lt. Gen. Abdul Amir Yaarallah said.

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