DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:45 P.M) – Overnight, jihadist insurgents in the northern ISIS-held Tal Afar enclave regrouped for a rare counter-attack in western Nineveh.
After assembling a large fighting force from the predominately Turkmen city of Tal Afar, ISIS belligerents stormed the town of Al-Mansiyah further west where they encountered entrenched Iraqi troops of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU).
After catching the PMU garrison off-guard, ISIS militants captured several prisoners of war and beheaded them on the spot.
Before retreating from the captured checkpoints, ISIS secured spoils of war, thus bringing home ammunition and weapons to the Islamic State stronghold.
Graphic photos by Amaq Agency covering the attack: