Iraqi Army Liberates Over 60% of Western Mosul From Daesh Terrorists
The Iraqi government troops liberated more than 60 percent of western Mosul from the Daesh terror group, outlawed in numerous countries, local media reported on Wednesday, citing spokesman for the Iraqi Joint Special Operations Command Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasul.
CAIRO(Sputnik) – Mosul's neighborhoods of Bab al-Toub and Bab al-Abyath as well as the Old City are currently witnessing heavy fighting, Rasul said, as cited by the Iraqi News agency.
The army spokesman added that Daesh terrorists used snipers as well as suicide car attackers to stop the advance of Iraqi forces.
In 2014 Daesh terrorists launched a full-scale offensive against Iraq, seizing a number of cities and towns including the second biggest Iraqi city of Mosul.
The Iraqi operation to recapture Mosul, the key Daesh stronghold in Iraq, began in October 2016 and resulted in the liberation of Mosul's eastern part this January. Fighting continues in the city's west.
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