Iraqi Troops Gain Further Ground in West Mosul

MOSUL — The al-Sihha al-Thaniya district, located in western Mosul, has been recaptured from Islamic State (IS) militants.
“The army’s Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) freed al-Sihha al-Thaniya district in western Mosul,” Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Yarallah, commander of the Nineveh operations, said on Saturday, as reported by Iraqi News.
“The forces raised the Iraqi flag on its buildings after losses in lives and property were inflicted on the enemy,” Yarallah added.
Earlier this week, al-Thawra and al-Nasr districts were recaptured by the Iraqi forces operating on the ground.
The operation to liberate Mosul began in October of the previous year. Eastern half of Mosul was declared liberated at the end of January this year. The operation continued into the western half in February.