Iraqi Federal police retake 40% of Mosul's Bab al-Baid

The Iraqi Federal police have retaken 40% of Bab al-Baid town in the right bank of Mosul, the Federal Police commander Raed Shaker Jawdat said on Wednesday.

In a statement, he added that the troops have advanced toward Al-Faruq Street and cordoned off Hamidin Mosque.

He also said that additional units have been sent to control the vital areas as Al Aghawat Mosque, al-Basha Mosque, Omar al-Aswad Mosque, Ziewanie Mosque, Bilal al-Habashi Mosque, Latin Church, and the Church of Shamoun Al-Safa.

He noted that the night intrusion units have been prompted to capture Aserjkhanh market, jewelry market, Wednesday market, and to reach the Corniche Road along the river.

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 six months of battles. These forces are focusing now on controlling the Old City.