Iraqi Army Forces Recapture more Areas from Daesh in Mosul
Iraqi government forces have regained control of more areas in the eastern and northern sides of Mosul in northern Iraq, as fierce clashes continued against the Takfiri Daesh militants in their last urban stronghold in the crisis-ridden Arab country.
The commander of Nineveh Liberation Operation, Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Yarallah, said on Friday that soldiers from the 71st Brigade of the 15th Division and the 76th Brigade of the 16th Division in the Iraqi Army had liberated al-Araby al-Oula neighborhood in eastern Mosul from Daesh grip, Arabic-language al-Sumaria television network reported; Press TV reported.
The high-ranking Iraqi military commander went on to say that government forces had inflicted heavy losses on Daesh ranks during the operation, before they hoisted the national flag over a cluster of buildings in the area.
Earlier, Iraqi army soldiers recaptured a pharmaceutical plant on the northern outskirts of Mosul from Daesh militants.
Iraqi troopers also completely freed al-Hurra neighborhood in the northern part of Mosul, and raised the Iraqi flag on some of its buildings after heavy clashes with Daesh militants that left dozens of the terrorists killed and wounded.