Iraq takes ISIL-held Al-Shifa district in Mosul

Al-Shifa district was the last district held by ISIL outside Mosul's Old City

Iraq takes ISIL-held Al-Shifa district in Mosul

World Bulletin / News Desk

Iraqi forces have fully captured Al-Shifa district near Mosul's Old City from ISIL terrorist group, according to a top police commander.

In a televised statement on Saturday, federal police commander Lieutenant General Raed Jawdat said his forces have reached the banks of the Tigris River.

Al-Shifa district was the last district held by ISIL outside Mosul's Old City.

The Iraqi military remains engaged in a wide-ranging campaign -- launched last October -- to recapture the entire city of Mosul, which ISIL overran in mid-2014.

On Thursday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced the collapse of ISIL statelet in Mosul.

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