Police chief says forces invade another district in western Mosul

by Mohamed Mostafa

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi government forces advanced towards a new district in western Mosul on Thursday, continuing a push towards the IS-held Old City from the northwest.
Federal Police chief, Shaker Jawdat said in statements that the Interior Ministry’s Rapid Response forces, backed by Federal Police armoured vehicles, made an incursion Thursday at al-Ektesadiyn district, an area to which Islamic State fled over the past few days as Iraqi forces advanced, according to field commanders.
The troops are moving across the district’s northern section, while dozens of armoured vehicles and hundreds of snipers trained for night-time battles were deployed at those areas, putting the militants under siege, Jawdat said.