23:55 GMT20 April 2021
Listen Live
    Middle East
    Get short URL

    Iraqi militiamen shot down on Thursday a drone operated by Daesh terrorist group on its way from the city of Mosul in northern Iraq, local media reported, citing sources.

    Armed drone Bayraktar
    © Photo : Youtube/Baykar Technologies
    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The source said that the drone had fallen near the city of Samarra in the Saladin province.

    "The forces of the tribal militias were able to shoot down Daesh's drone that was flying from the city of Mosul," a source told local Al Mada newspaper.

    Iraqi forces backed by Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are currently preparing an assault on Mosul. Daesh has controlled Iraq’s second largest city for the past two years. Last month, the United Nations warned that the military operation to retake the city could displace 3.4 million people and cause a humanitarian crisis.


    Peshmerga Forces Start Clearance Operations to Prepare for Mosul Liberation
    US Anti-Daesh Envoy Meets Iraqi, Kurdish Officials Ahead of Mosul Operation
    Moving Out: Daesh Removing Computers, Documents From Iraq's Mosul Amid Strikes
    Daesh, Mosul, Iraq
    Community standardsDiscussion