National Security Council discusses Mosul liberation battle

Ministerial Council for National Security has discussed the developments of Mosul liberation battle, part of "We Are Coming, Nineveh" military operations, and the imminent full liberation of Mosul's right bank, a statement revealed on Monday.

A Council's meeting was held Sunday evening, chaired by Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Haider al-Abadi.

During the meeting, the council discussed developing forces capacities in checkpoints, particularly in Baghdad, Abadi's office said in a statement.

It noted that during the meeting the council addressed easing congestion and enhancing intelligence efforts.

The council also discussed training counter-terrorism forces for a project aiming at fighting terrorist groups in deserts.

Moreover, the council has agreed to form a committee according to the Security Council Resolution No. 2341 of 2017 concerning the protection of vital targets.

US-backed Iraqi forces, supported by Iranian-backed sectarian IMIS Shiite militias, had launched an offensive on 19th of February to oust ISIS terrorists from Mosul, their last major stronghold in Iraq.