Exclusive: Parts freed in Mosul explained on map

An updated version of Mosul map showing the latest developments in the battle to recapture ISIS-held areas in right bank of Mosul, has been obtained by The Baghdad Post on Saturday.

On the map, the spots marked in green represent the previously ISIS-held areas that have been liberated.

As the map shows, the white spots represent the parts of the war-torn city where ISIS is still controlling.

In Mosul, there are areas still witnessing clashes between the Iraqi forces, backed by international coalition, and ISIS terrorists. They are marked in orange on the map.

On Friday, counter-terrorism forces regained from ISIS terrorist group Al Wershan cemetery in the right bank of Mosul city in Nineveh governorate.

Yet on Friday , "We Are Coming, Nineveh" operations commander Gen. Abd al-Amir Rashid Yarallah said Iraqi army's 9th Armored Division recaptured the northern area of 17 Tamouz district in the right bank of Mosul in Nineveh governorate.

Federal police units have completed on Saturday the push to completely liberate the neighborhoods of Aiqtisadiiyn, and 17th of Tamuz and purge them from the terrorists.

In a statement, the Center said it renews its commitment to neutrality when covering stories of the battles and the other issues. Our aim is nothing but the truth, the statement concluded.

Publishing the maps relating to the progress of the Iraqi forces in Mosul is done after contacts with multiple military sources and local officials, it added.

Iraqi Forces launched a major offensive on 19th of February to retake the western part of Mosul after declaring total control of the eastern part of the city on 24th of January as part of the military operations to liberate the city that started on 17th of October 2016.