Iraq takes another major district in western Mosul

Iraqi forces are fighting to drive ISIL militants from western Mosul

Iraq takes another major district in western Mosul

World Bulletin / News Desk

Iraqi forces have captured another major neighborhood in western Mosul after clashes with ISIL militants, according to a top military commander. 

“Our forces have liberated Tayaran district and raised Iraqi flag over its buildings,” Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Yarallah, commander of the Nineveh Operations, said in a televised statement on Monday. 

The new gain comes one day after Iraqi forces captured the strategic Maamoun district in a major victory against ISIL militants in western Mosul. 

Last week, the Iraqi army, backed by the U.S.-led air coalition, began a fresh operation aimed at purging remaining ISIL terrorists from Mosul’s western districts. 

The offensive comes as part of a wider operation launched last October to retake the entire city, which ISIL overran along vast swathes of territory in northern and western Iraq in mid-2014.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 27 Şubat 2017, 13:03