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An Iraqi fighter from the Popular Mobilization Units walks past a lorry transporting military vehicles near the village of Ayn Nasir, south of Mosul, on December 4, 2016. (Photo by AFP)
An Iraqi fighter from the Popular Mobilization Units walks past a lorry transporting military vehicles near the village of Ayn Nasir, south of Mosul, on December 4, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

A high-ranking Iraqi security official says government forces have managed to uncover and dismantle a media and information center run by the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group south of Mosul as they try to flush the extremists out of their last urban stronghold in the country.

Commander of Federal Police Forces Lieutenant General Raed Shaker Jawdat told Arabic-language All Iraq News news agency on Sunday that Iraqi forces made the discovery in the town of Hammam al-Alil, situated about 30 kilometers south of Mosul, on Sunday.

Jawdat added that Iraqi security forces recovered a number of state-of-the-art cameras, dozens of video files, a considerable amount of money and numerous confidential documents from the site.

Iraqi security forces liberate three villages around Shirqat

Meanwhile, soldiers from Salahuddin Liberation Operation and the 60th Brigade of the Iraqi Army have established their control over three villages in the northern province of Salahuddin.

The Joint Operations Command (JOC) announced in a Sunday statement that government forces had liberated the village of Sahl al-Madhif on the eastern outskirts of Shirqat town, located some 300 kilometers north of the capital Baghdad, from the clutches of Daesh Takfirs and hoisted the national flag over several buildings there.

Later in the day, the same forces retook the villages of al-Jadida and al-Nahiyah al-Kabirah.

Hashd al-Sha’abi fighters thwart Daesh car bomb attack

Iraqi fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units flash the victory sign as they sit in the back of a lorry near the village of Ayn Nasir, south of Mosul, on December 4, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

Furthermore, fighters from pro-government Popular Mobilization Units, better known by the Arabic name, Hashd al-Sha’abi, blew up a car rigged with explosives as it was heading toward Upper al-Sharia village west of Tal Afar town, 63 kilometers west of Mosul.