DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:00 P.M.) – The Iraqi Armed Forces have officially liberated the entire Nineveh Plains region of northwestern Iraq after a month long offensive to expel the so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham” (ISIS) from the area.

The Nineveh Plains, which consists of three districts located northeast of Mosul, was one of the first major areas to be captured by the Islamic State terrorists in the Summer of 2014.

Once ISIS seized the Nineveh Plains, they began to demolish historical sites that date back several centuries to the ancient Assyrian cities of Nineveh and Nimrud.

In addition to liberating the Nineveh Plains, the Iraqi Armed Forces captured the villages of Al-Turkmaniyeh Al-Janoubiyeh and Al-Salaam near teh key town of Tal ‘Afar in northwest Iraq.

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