Brigadier-Common Yahya Rasool, spokesman for the Iraqi Joint Operations Command (JOC), informed state-run tv on Sunday that the Iraqi forces had been advancing from the south and the southwest towards the town heart.
Members of the Counter Terrorism Service had been additionally pushing by way of Mosul’s Tal al-Ruman and Somood districts, he added.
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An unnamed media officer with the Fast Response Division mentioned the forces had been progressing from the south by way of the neighborhood of Dawasa and Danadan and had reached inside a couple of hundred meters from the federal government buildings close to Mosul’s previous metropolis.
Retaking Dawasa is claimed to be of strategic significance because it hosts the Nineveh governor’s headquarters and different authorities buildings.
Individually, the JOC confirmed that an offensive was underway in opposition to terrorists within the 4 aforesaid Mosul districts, including, “the advance continues to be ongoing.”
Mosul fell to Daesh in 2014, when the phobia outfit started its marketing campaign of loss of life and destruction within the Arab nation.
Iraqi military troopers and allied fighters launched the offensive to retake Mosul, Daesh’s final main metropolis stronghold within the nation, final October and since then they’ve made sweeping positive factors in opposition to Takfiri components.
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Iraqi forces took management of japanese Mosul in January after 100 days of preventing and launched the battle within the west on February 19.
Greater than 45,000 folks have fled western Mosul for the reason that begin of the marketing campaign there, in response to the newest figures launched by the Worldwide Group for Migration (IOM).