Security forces advance and liberate more areas in Mosul

Mar 30, 2017, 4:29 pm
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Security forces advance and liberate more areas in Mosul
Iraqi security forces. File photo.

Mosul ( Commander of the Counter-Terrorism 2nd Operations Brigade announced on Thursday, that security forces continue to advance against the Islamic State militants in the terrorist group-held areas in Mosul.

Major General Moen al-Saadi said in a press statement that security forces are advancing significantly against the Islamic State terrorist group.

Forces from Iraqi Army and police managed to impose their control on important and strategic areas in the western and southern axes of Mosul, including Silo plants, Health Control Directorate, and some service departments, Saadi added.

Nineveh Province is witnessing extensive military operations, after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced launching an offensive to liberate the western side of the city of Mosul, in addition to capturing the last stronghold of the Islamic State in the city.

Iraq is witnessing an extraordinary security situation, where ongoing military operations take place to drive out the Islamic State, while the US-led international coalition intensifies its air strikes on the groupís headquarters.