After fierce fighting .. Iraqi forces advancing into the heart of Mosul


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Since 04/16/2017 18:48 am (Baghdad time)

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Iraqi government forces announced the offer to the heart of the city of Mosul in the midst of fierce fighting with the so-called organized Daesh

The army launched a new offensive on the old city after weeks of stalemate in the attempts of the entire Mosul organization restored.

A source in the federal police said the government forces have been fighting house-to-house with the organization of militants Daesh

According to the Federal Police, the “weapon favored by Daesh is a motorcycle bomb in the old neighborhoods of the city of Mosul.”

Iraqi forces said in a statement that it succeeded in progress for about two hundred meters so close to the historical Mosque of Al-Nouri, who has symbolic importance as the organization’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced him what he described as a “Caliphate State”.


The restoration of control of the old neighborhoods of Mosul, proved to be more difficult because of the narrow alleys and streets in these neighborhoods, populated and overcrowded, and the impossibility of deployment of tanks and armored vehicles in these areas, which makes resistance militants to organize Daesh progress in front of the Iraqi forces easy.

There are about 400 thousand people are stuck in the old Mosul, while more than 300 thousand people in the escape successfully since the launch of the military operation to purge the city in October / last October.

Iraqi rapid reaction from the destruction of the headquarters of Daesh in the field at the fifth district of the bridge near the Great Mosque of Al-Nouri and a beacon of humpback in the right side of the city of Mosul and troops managed.

The commander in the fight against terrorism, a Lieutenant-General Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi said that “anti-terrorism forces continue their operations to liberate the rest of the subject areas to occupy Daesh in Tanak neighborhood west of the city of Mosul.

Saadi said in a press statement that the security forces adopt plans and new types of weapons to target insurgents and accurately preserving the lives of civilians.

For his part, said the media spokesman for the rapid reaction forces Media Mustafa Hamid in a press statement “elite units of the rapid reaction forces managed through advance towards the outskirts of the ancient city of Mosul towards the lighthouse of humpback and Al-Nouri mosque targeting and destruction of the headquarters and gatherings of leaders and militants of the organization Daesh specifically in the field district when the fifth bridge near the Republican hospital.

For his part, Council of Nineveh province, on Saturday approached the Iraqi security forces to regain control of the Great Mosque of Al-Nouri in the right coast of the city of Mosul. He said Council member Hussam Alabbar said that “federal police forces and rapid response approached the restoration of a mosque by about Nouri Kamel fled because of Daesh criminal leaders of the mosque,” pointing out that “this place is the headquarters of the start of the alleged caliphate.”

He added Alabbar, ” that “the security forces in connection with the completion of the restoration of a number of old areas,” adding that “Daesh has ended because most of its elements fled, and they can not face our forces in most of the fighting axes.”

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