Representatives of the self-defense forces, the Kurdish Peshmerga and Shiite militia reached the agreement on the coordination of military operations against militants of the terrorist group «Islamic state» in Mosul area.
Representative of the Shiites in the negotiations was made by Hadi al-Amiri, head of Badr supported by Iran. «Badr» — the most influential Shiite groups within Movements of popular mobilization.
The Shiites are fighting to cut off Mosul from the southwest. This is the only area where fighters can retreat from the city. The battles are also units of the regular army, including the elite unit to combat terror, trained by American instructors.
The elders of the Arab tribes living in the North of Iraq, saying that during the battle for the airbase to tel afar in the vicinity of Mosul, the militants Shiite militias staged ethnic cleansing. Shiites accused of mass executions of civilians.