Footage: Stahlgewitter Syrien – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpuLFRQYKcdoQveUvzx36pQ
*DISCLAIMER* This footage is part of an war archive of the war in Iraq and should be viewed as educational. This footage is also to be taken as a raw documentary on the events of the conflict in Iraq. This footage is not meant to be violent in any way. I am only sharing this footage for the purposes of news reporting and educating. I also want to share this footage for: news reporting, sharing important information with the public.
The Battle of Baiji 2015 is an ongoing battle taking place in Baiji, Iraq, beginning in late December 2014. If Iraqi forces are successful in retaking Baiji, it would give Iraqi forces complete control of the highway stretching from Baghdad to Baiji, which would also allow Iraqi forces to use Baiji as a base for launching a future assault on Mosul. Iraqi forces capture the city center, battle for Baiji Oil Refinery continues.
On 7 June, Iraqi Security Forces and al-Hashd al-Shaabi militia, with aid from US-led Coalition airstrikes, captured the downtown area of Baiji, including the local government building, Small pockets of ISIS fighters were still present in the city, while clashes in the refinery were still continuing.
By 9 June, half of the city was under Iraqi government control.