Earlier today, a significant number of jihadist combattants attempted to break free of the Mosul siege in a last-ditch effort to link up with the Islamic State mainland by attacking government-held positions west of Tal Afar near Tal Shababit in Nineveh province.

Unfortunately for the advancing ISIS unit, their forces were met by an entrenched contingent of seasoned Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) that stopped the attack in its tracks.

Subsequently, thousands of ISIS fighters still remain bogged down around Mosul and Tal Afar.

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Fortunately for human kind and unfortunately for IS their forces met PMU.

Assad must stay
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Assad must stay

Why ISIS did not like this nice rat-catching party ❓

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No rat likes such parties. Tongue out.

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May ISIS meet with b****y death on a daily basis until none are left alive.