65 thousand Iraqi soldiers ready for Mosul liberation battle
Iraqi forces are preparing for a battle expected to take place during the coming few days to liberate the city of Mosul from the grip of terrorist group of ISIS. Iraqi media outlets mentioned that around five thousand fighters belong to ISIS are controlling the city where 1.3 million citizens are besieged inside the city. News websites reported that 65 thousand Iraqi soldiers divided up into six divisions are expected to participate in the battle. In a related development, al-Hashd al-Shaabi Forces announced Monday the killing of 14 of its members after ISIS militants bombarded Camp Zilkan north of Mosul using five Katyusha rockets.