TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraq's military forces are gaining ground in ISIL's last strongholds in the terrorist group's de facto capital, Mosul, despite ISIL's almost daily use of chemical weapons.
Iraqi government forces have reportedly killed the deputy ringleader of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group in western Mosul as they are engaged in joint operations with volunteer fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units to drive the extremists out of their last urban stronghold in the country.
Iraqi Security forces heightened measures at the liberated regions and searched for ISIL militants, in South of Mosul, a source from Nineveh police said.
At least six Iraqi soldiers have suffered inhalation problems following a chemical attack launched by ISIS on Sunday. This is the second time in two days that the terrorists have used chemical agents to push back government forces in Mosul.
Iraqi forces launched a new attack on ISIS in Mosul's Old City on Sunday, trying to seize the militants' last stronghold.
FNA -- Iraqi Popular Forces (Hashd Al-Shaabi) provide humanitarian assistance to the displaced families of Western of Mosul. [PHOTOS]
A US-led coalition airstrike in western Mosul has claimed the lives of 13 civilians, says an Iraqi air force pilot.
Iraqi government forces recaptured a new district in western Mosul from ISIS on Sunday as operations continue to clear that region from the terrorists group.
The Daesh terrorist group has killed scores of civilians trying to flee Mosul in the past days as Iraqi government forces press ahead with a military operation to liberate the northern city, witnesses say.