Iraqi Forces Killed Nearly 1,000 IS Militants in February

Basnews English 28/02/2017 - 01:41 Iraq

LEEDS At least 929 Islamic State (IS) militants have been killed by the Iraqi Federal Police and the Rapid Response Units since the start of the new phase of the operation against the IS militants in Mosul, aiming to retake the western parts of the city.

The Iraqi forces have also managed to take full control over 26 villages and neighborhoods since last week when the Iraqi government launched the offensive against IS in western Mosul, Kuwait News Agency reported on Monday.

The operation has led to the destruction of approximately 84 vehicles and dozens of explosive devices, the Federal Police Chief Raed Jawdat announced in a statement released on Monday. During the operation the units have also seized a large amount of weapons and projectiles, he added.

The Iraqi army also said on Monday that they have recaptured the fourth bridge, which will help them bring more reinforcement and supplies they need. The forces already recaptured Mosul airport, which is considered a key point within the operation.