2 Iraqi soldiers killed in Mosul clashes

Deadly clashes reported in western Mosul

2 Iraqi soldiers killed in Mosul clashes

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two Iraqi soldiers were killed in clashes with ISIL militants in western Mosul, an Iraqi officer said Monday. 

Deadly clashes erupted between anti-terrorism forces and ISIL militants in Al-Tanak and Al-Thawra districts in the city's western side, Army Captain Jabbar Hassan told Anadolu Agency. 

"Two members of the anti-terrorism forces were killed in the clashes," he said. 

Hassan said Iraqi forces have made rapid advances in Al-Tanak district. "We are expected to liberate the area today," he said. 

In February, Iraqi ground forces -- backed by a U.S.-led air coalition -- began fresh operations aimed at ousting ISIL from western Mosul, the terrorist group’s last bastion in northern Iraq. 

The offensive is part of a wider campaign launched last October to retake the entire city, which ISIL overran in mid-2014. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Nisan 2017, 13:23