Only 7 neighborhoods 'not liberated' in Mosul's right bank official
May 23 2017
01:40 PM
Only seven out of 54 neighborhoods have not liberated in Mosul's right bank, a local official in Nineveh Governorate confirmed on Tuesday

In a press statement, Hassan Sabaawi, a member of Nineveh Governorate council, said that 47 out of 45 neighborhoods have been liberated in Mosul's right bank

He noted that only seven neighborhoods and small parts of other districts have not be freed yet

Military operations are in their final stages, he stated, revealing that declaring the full liberation of Mosul city from ISIS' grip is imminent

He added that the situation in Mosul's left bank is gradually stabilizing after rehabilitating most of the districts and disposing of remnants of war against ISIS

Sabaawi also pointed out that the mindset of Iraqi people has changed

He said that they are currently cooperating with the security forces, adding this was not the case in the past years

Security forces, backed by International Coalition air raids and logistic support of the US army, have retaken eastern Mosul and half of its western part after six months of battles

It is estimated that there are a few of ISIS terrorists left in the second largest city of Iraq It is expected that they will desperately defend the last pocket of the city that has been once their main stronghold in Iraq