Abadi briefed on Mosul's right bank developments in Joint Ops visit

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has been briefed on recent developments of the battle to liberate Mosul's right bank, a statement revealed on Friday.

Al-Abadi's media office said in a statement that the Prime Minister during his visit to Joint Operations Command had met with military and security leaders to follow up the progress of the Iraqi forces that as they are getting closer to winning the battle and defeating ISIS terrorists.

Abadi has renewed the importance of ensuring the safety of citizens and soldiers as well as fighting terrorism and liberating all ISIS-held districts.

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.