UN says Mosul fully liberated from ISIS imminently June 26 2017 02:37
UN says Mosul fully liberated from ISIS imminently
June 26 2017 02:37 PMJ?n Kubi? J?n Kubi?
Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, said that Mosul would be declared fully liberated within a few time, according to press reports
In a statement, Mr. Kubiš said the Iraqi forces are fighting fiercely against ISIS terrorists in the terror group's last strongholds in Mosul
Mr. Kubiš has extended his warmest greetings and wishes for peace and prosperity to the Iraqi people in general and Muslims in particular on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr
What makes the advent of the Eid this year more promising is the imminent demise of ISIS and the triumph of Iraq over their so-called Caliphate Most areas of Mosul have been liberated and the terrorists are being hunted down in their last few remaining pockets, their days numbered he said.
The SRSG saluted the sacrifices Iraqis of all backgrounds have made in the fight against terrorism
But he stressed on the necessity of protecting besieged civilians
We remain deeply concerned about the civilians who remain trapped by the fighting or held as human shields by the terrorists Mr. Kubiš said.
ISIS has taken thousands of civilians in Mosul as human shields
An offensive code-named We Are Coming, Nineveh' started on Feb. 19th to recapture the right bank of Mosul
T*he offensive is backed by the US-led international coalition*
The Iraqi army announced on Sunday only one percent of Mosul was still under the control of ISIS https://www.thebaghdadpost.com/en/story/13578/UN-says-Mosul-fully-liberated-from-ISIS-imminently