Federal Police Forces have controlled 30 percent of al-Shifaa neighborhood, located in Mosul's right bank, Lieutenant General Raed Shakir Jawdat, Federal Police Commander announced on Friday.
In a statement, he said that the forces are engaged in fierce fighting against ISIS terrorists in Mosul's right bank.
ISIS terrorists are barricading themselves inside the alleys and booby-trapped buildings , he noted.
Jawdat stated that the units are intensifying aerial monitoring, shelling the enemy barracks, adding that this led to killing dozens of ISIS terrorists in al-Shifaa and Bab al-Toub districts.
Moreover, the Federal Police Commander said that the forces have evacuated hundreds of stranded civilians by providing safe corridors.
Security forces, backed by International Coalition air raids and logistic support of the US army, have retaken eastern Mosul and most of its western part after eight months of battles. These forces are focusing now on controlling the Old City's districts.
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.