Lieutenant Common Abdul Amir Yarallah – the commander of ‘We Are Coming, Nineveh Operations’ – mentioned the Iraqi forces captured the neighborhood of Jawsaq in addition to what is understood domestically because the fourth bridge throughout Tigris River on Monday.
He added that the Iraqi forces raised the nationwide flag above a number of buildings within the neighborhood after inflicting heavy losses on Daesh terrorists, with out elaborating.
In the meantime, the commander of the Federal Police Speedy Response Pressure, whose troops had been concerned in Monday’s operations, mentioned the advance adopted “fierce” clashes with Daesh parts.
Main Common Thamir Ahmed added that the terrorists fought again with snipers, anti-tank missiles and automobile bombs.
He additionally acknowledged that Iraqi forces additionally suffered casualties, however didn’t give a selected quantity.
The seize of the bridge is strategically vital because it may set up an vital provide route, which might be used to herald military reinforcements and provides from the government-controlled jap facet of town.
Daesh militants overran Mosul in June 2014. Iraqi authorities forces, backed by fighters from allied Standard Mobilization Models – higher recognized in Arabic as Hashd al-Sha’abi – managed to liberate the jap quarter of Mosul from the clutches of Daesh terrorists in January, three months after launching the operation to regain management of the nation’s second-largest metropolis.
On February 19, Iraqi troopers and Hashd al-Sha’abi fighters mounted a brand new offensive to liberate western Mosul.