Popular Mobilization Units cutoff vital ISIS supply route in Mosul

Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) take part in an operation against Islamic State militants on the outskirts of the town of Hammam Al-Alil, south of Mosul, Iraq October 31, 2016. (Reuters)

Popular Mobilization Units declared control of a vital supply route for ISIS which links the cities of Mosul in Iraq and Raqqah in Syria, Al Arabiya News Channel said Wednesday.

The Iranian-backed Shiite militias managed to cut the route between Mosul and Raqqa, ISIS main stronghold in Syria.

Meanwhile, the United Nations warned against violations against the citizens of Mosul after the anticipated liberation of the city.

The Security Council has also condemned the use of civilians as human shields in Iraq. It called on all parties to avoid harming civilians during the military operations in Mosul.

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