A federal police officer said on Friday that the liberation of the Zanjili area, one of the last and largest armed strongholds in the northwestern axis of Mosul, has been completed.
“Federal police units in cooperation with the rapid reaction forces ended the liberation of Zanjili after fierce clashes lasting about two weeks,” Lt. Col. Ali al-Bayati told Basnews.
“About 70 da’is were killed in al-Zanjili, in addition to the destruction of dozens of booby traps that targeted the military units in the area,” al-Bayati said.
A federal police officer said on Wednesday that 95 percent of the Zanjili area had been liberated .
Lt. Col. Ali al-Bayati said that “the federal forces are now imposing control on about 40% of the area of healing also amid clashes that have increased violence since the dawn of the day and the air base of the aircraft of the International Alliance.”