Iraqi forces are preparing to resolve the battle to restore the old area in Mosul within hours

By Rudao 6 hours ago

Iraqi forces are just around the corner from the liberation of the Grand Mosque of Nuri

Roudao - Mosul

On Monday, May 1, 2017, Iraqi forces will continue fighting for the restoration of the right side of Mosul, amid expectations of a decisive battle to restore the city's old area soon.

Rundah Jamal, a reporter for the Rwandan media network in Mosul, said Iraqi forces were shelling hard positions on the right side as the coalition's air force continued its air raids on the organization.

The correspondent of Rudao that armed men have detonated four car bombs in the past 24 hours, in contrast Federal police announced the killing of dozens of elements of the organization during the past hours.

"It is expected that the Iraqi military units will launch a large-scale offensive to restore the rest of the old area within the next 48 hours," he said.

The Iraqi army chief of staff, Osman al-Ghanmi, has announced that "the right side of Mosul will be completely restored before Ramadan, and the Iraqi forces will end the liberation of the city within three weeks at the most." He added that "the forces control 40% of the old town, And the proportion controlled by a preacher inside the Ayman Mosul is estimated at 35%, and areas of influence within the entire Iraqi up to 3.8% of the total area of ​​Iraq.

During a military campaign launched in October 2016, Iraqi forces managed to recover the eastern half of the city, and on 19 February the battles of the western side began.

Iraqi forces, backed by the international coalition, have managed to recover more than half of the western half of Mosul, amid a decline in fighting capabilities, according to media reports of Iraqi military commanders.