Tight measures force terrorists to remain in Mosul's right bank

Tight security measures at checkpoints erected in the road from Mosul's right bank to its left bank, including the ones in al-Aqrab and Hamam al-Alil districts, have made moving to the city's right bank impossible for ISIS terrorists, eyewitnesses told The Baghdad Post on Friday.

They said that for this reason, ISIS terrorists and those wanted by the Iraqi judicial system will not be able to head to Mosul's left bank.

The group's terrorists have decided either to remain in the city's right bank or move to districts where they will not be identified after mingling with innocent civilians.

Consequently, residents of Mosul's right bank have called on security forces to conduct sudden security operations in the right bank's liberated districts, taking their testimonies regarding ISIS terrorists, their whereabouts and their supporters.

ISIS terrorists are malignant cancer that has to eradicated, Ahmed, a resident of Wadi Hajar neighborhood, located in Mosul's right bank, told The Baghdad Post.

He said Iraqis will only accept execution as a retribution for the crimes committed by those terrorists, only accustomed to bloodshed and killing.

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. These forces are focusing now on controlling the Old City.

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 on Iraq.