Al-Faruq restored the old city
26/06/2017 – 14:30
Iraqi forces announced on Monday the liberation of Al-Faruq neighborhood in the old city of Ayman Mosul from the grip of an armed militant.
A statement by the Military Information Cell (under the Ministry of Defense), read by Bassinioz, the commander of the operations of “coming to Nineveh”, Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Rashid Yaarallah, that “anti-terrorist units (elite forces in the Iraqi army) liberated the old neighborhood of Farouk in the city Old on the western side of Mosul. “
Adding that “the forces raised the Iraqi flag over the buildings of the region after the enemy inflicted heavy losses.”
With the restoration of al-Faruq, Iraqi forces are about to announce the liberation of the old city of Mosul and thus liberate the entire city of Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq, and fell into the hands of a supporter on 10 June 2014, the second term of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, Iraqi parliamentary committee accused of the first case of the fall of the city.
Iraqi forces announced yesterday they had regained control of two-thirds of the Old City (west of Mosul), a week after an offensive against militant positions began.
The Iraqi security forces began a major military campaign to liberate Mosul with the help and support of the Peshmerga forces, which broke the defenses around the city and opened the way for the advance of Iraqi forces at the dawn of 17 October last, which was able to restore the eastern half of the city (left side) after months From the fighting, before the start of February 19 last battles restored the western side of the city and continued until the moment in the old part of them.