The US troops stationed in Makhmur have also retreated after Popular Mobilization Units took the control over the town from Peshmerga forces.
Cases of tuberculosis have reportedly increased among ISIS terrorists in Kirkuk province of Iraq.
Iraqi authorities are holding 1,400 foreign wives and children of suspected Islamic State fighters after government forces expelled the terrorist group from one of its last remaining strongholds in Iraq.
ISIS terrorists killed an elderly man, accusing him of witchcraft in Kirkuk province of Iraq.
Iraq’s premier fighting force has lost 40 % of its men in the battle to liberate Mosul from Islamic State control.
In Mosul, Prime Minister Haider al Abadi officially confirmed the liberation of the city from the grip of the Islamic State militants.
In their battle for Mosul, Iraqi forces are pushing toward a landmark mosque blown up last week by the Islamic State group.