World Bulletin / News Desk
“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