Update: Statement on Peshmerga Ground Offensive in Area East of Mosul

As of 1500hrs, two more villages – Tel Aswad and Zahra-Khatun – are completely cleared from ISIL terrorists. Peshmerga forces continue to advance towards further villages East of Mosul.

Up to five VBIEDs have been destroyed – three by Peshmerga and two by International Coalition warplanes.

Coalition warplanes have struck approximately 30 ISIL positions.

Further updates to follow.