Sign In / Up

Add contribution as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Comment as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Login

Not a member Register   Forgot Password
or connect using
 

Email

 

Rudaw

Iraq

Iraqi army captures more neighborhoods in northwest Mosul, clashes ongoing

By Rudaw 10/5/2017
-
ERBIL, Kurdistan - The remaining ISIS territory keeps dwindling at the hands of the advancing Iraqi troops as they have managed to enter Islah Ziraai and bring Maamli neighborhood in northwest Mosul under control on Wednesday.

The Mosul Operation Command announced that the Iraqi Counter-terror Forces (ICTS) have been able to capture Maamli neighborhood and enter Islah Ziraai after they captured the city’s western industrial area on Monday. 

Iraqi armed forces launched a massive assault on ISIS held districts in northwestern Mosul over the weekend.

On Tuesday, the Iraqi army’s 16th division broke into Hawi al-Kanisa neighborhoods, taking control of half of it, with clashes still ongoing. 

Jabar Daraji, commander of the 16th division told Rudaw yesterday after they entered the neighborhood, that their engineering teams discovered some 16 bomb manufacturing depots used by ISIS militants.

Iraqi forces were able to bring the Musharifa area under their control on Saturday, three days after they opened the new front against the extremist group northwest of the city.

Iraqi forces faced strong resistance when they tried to make advances against ISIS militants in Old Mosul, where it is more densely populated and the streets are narrower than the eastern part of the city. As a result, Iraqi armed forces were forced to shift their focus and instead open a new front in northwestern Mosul.

The ISIS militants are now “besieged” in all areas they control in Mosul and are “under the fireline” of the Iraqi forces, Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool, the spokesperson of Iraq’s Joint Command told Rudaw on last week.

Rudaw has learned that only 8 neighborhoods are left to be retaken in western Mosul.

More than 350,000 thousand people have been trapped between both sides of Mosul for a month and a half now, awaiting the liberation of their areas from ISIS.

The operation to retake Mosul from ISIS, named ‘We Are Coming Nineveh,’ started in October last year with the Iraqi army gaining swift victories in the eastern half of the city. Chief of Staff of the Iraqi Army Osman Ghanimi has said that the operation to recapture the entire area of western Mosul which began on February 19 will be completed within a month. 



Comments

 
A | 10/5/2017
I wish somebody would post a decent map of the front line

Be Part of Your Rudaw!

Share your stories, photos and videos with Rudaw, and quite possibly the world.

What You Say

guest worker | 8/22/2017 7:58:00 PM
We know the Iraqi forces/militias have completely surrounded Tel Afar, so why are ISIS terrorists escaping in droves? and for some odd reason only...
Kurdish security detain alleged foreign ISIS militants fleeing Tal Afar
| 11 hours ago | (1)
dontbeidiot | 8/22/2017 4:01:19 PM
@Kurdo what a stupid comment. Alcohol is not outlawed in Kurdistan, there are liquor stores and bars in every town. This is a good decision. Energy...
Rekan | 8/22/2017 7:00:31 PM
First of all. The energy drink which is not allowed to be sold or distributed is only the one on the picture. All other energy drinks are totally ok...
Kurdistan bans Tiger energy drink
| yesterday at 09:00 | (7)
duroi | 8/22/2017 6:35:19 PM
We know the outcome of misguided support of US policymakers for Maliki regime, undermining the democratic principles of new Iraq and violation of...
Muraz Adzhoev | 8/22/2017 6:58:08 PM
Yes, if there is an appropriate resolution of the UN Securuty Council, providing the greater guarantee for reintegration and sovereign independence...
Barzani to Mattis: Referendum will go ahead if 'stronger alternative’ not offered
| 9 hours ago | (2)
KurdishGuy | 8/22/2017 11:56:56 AM
Congrats, and best wishes. Hope you win the contest.
Shilan | 8/22/2017 6:26:45 PM
May God’s blessings be always with you! Keep faith in Him and on your abilities
Kurdish woman in Erbil to compete in bodybuilding contest in Sweden
| 19 hours ago | (3)
0.469 seconds