Peshmerga forces repel an ISIS attack on Nawaran frontline. Several ISIS fighters killed.65th Day of Operation Euphrates ShieldA lot of pause for re-positioning Iraq forces to face areas of tougher ISIL ISIS resistance, per @OIRSpox Mosul op pausePause/backclearing "widespread" says @OIRSpox Col. Dorrian of Mosul op, to ensure ISIS not coming back to cleared areas"Daesh won't be allowed to simply melt away," per OIR's Dorrian re ISIL ISIS Mosul opExpect Iraq forces to be on the march again after few days of backclearing ISIL ISIS fighters trying to reinfiltrate taken areas-Dorrian"We expected there would be instance where they needed to pause and reposition forces," per OIR's Dorrian "Now is the time to do that" Mosul opIraq Kurd forces "still largely on plan on the various axes of advance... 10 to 20 km away" from Mosul despite pause, per Col DorrianPMU (Hashad) forces have captured the village of Karez, south east of MosulISIS had massed about 50 vehicles to transport the human shields, strikes took out 40-45 of them, per @OIRSpox Col DorrianIn one incident, @CJTFOIR was able to bomb vehicles ISIS was intending to use to transport human shields into Mosul, per Col DorrianISIS "right now using human shields to make the Iraq|i advance more difficult," per OIR's Dorrian, sim to ManbijSulphur fires south of Mosul "largely under control," per Col. Dorrian "But continue smoldering & flaring up", assessing ongoing risksCoalition airpower has taken out 46 ISIL ISIS tunnels since start of Mosul op, per @OIRSpox Col John DorrianIraq Kurdish forces making progress in Mosul op, focused for now on backclearing-eliminating all ISIL ISIS fighters, per @OIRSpoxChristian Cross raised by Kurdish fighters in the captured village of Batnay which was under ISIS control for 2 yearsMember of Iraq's Rapid Response Division about 30 km south of Mosul. Members of Iraq's elite Rapid Response Division prepare to push north toward IS-held village (video) American Paladin mobile artillery piece at Iraq's Qayyarah base. SDF forces captured Mazare' al-Hawarin, north of Jabal Na'if, from FSA. Russian jets reportedly prevented airstrikes by Turkish airforce SDF have captured Gharnata farms north of IS-controlled Fadin UN human rights; ISIS has abducted "tens of thousands" of men, women and children from around Mosul & is using them as human shields Iraqi special forces shelling Isis positions with mortar in slow motion clip about 5km away from Mosul. Hashd Al-Shaabi Senior leader says that they are ready to attack to liberate Ta'alafar in West of Mosul. #MosulOps Turkey PM Yıldırım: If PKK/PYD takes part in Raqqa operation we won't YPG advance toward Fafin and former SAA Infantry Military College (both in IS hands) ISF seize Hamzah from ISIS, south of of Mosul, north of ShouraAt least 232 civilians killed by ISIS near Mosul last week (UN). The operation for liberating Al-Bab from Daesh still continues in residential areas of Shadir, Shuvayhat, Tubacik,Ath Thawrah and Esh Shuayb TAF: Turkey-backed FSA forces established control in residential areas of Tall Jijan, Ablah and Duwayr. #EuphratesShield

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28 October 2016
65th Day of Operation Euphrates Shield
Christian Cross raised by Kurdish fighters in the captured village of Batnay which was under ISIS control for 2 years
Member of Iraq's Rapid Response Division about 30 km south of Mosul.
Members of Iraq's elite Rapid Response Division prepare to push north toward IS-held village (video)
American Paladin mobile artillery piece at Iraq's Qayyarah base.
Iraqi special forces shelling Isis positions with mortar in slow motion clip about 5km away from Mosul.