The countdown has started for accomplishing the recapture of the Western part of the strategic city of Mosul from the ISIL as Iraq's joint military forces have laid full siege on the terrorists in the few districts that are still under ISIL control.
Iraqi forces took more territory from ISIL as they press the offensive that has seen them recapture a third of West Mosul and trap militants inside.
Iraqi forces took more territory from the ISIL as they press an offensive that has seen them recapture a third of West Mosul and trap terrorist inside as the civilians continue to escape the city.
Iraqi government soldiers and Popular Forces recaptured more villages around the strategic town of Badush, West of Mosul.
Iraqi special forces battling the ISIL terrorist group are pushing deeper into Western Mosul, where a commander said the militants' resistance is showing signs of weakening under repeated assaults.
Iraqi forces have recaptured several areas in West Mosul from ISIL since launching the push to retake it on February 19.
Families flee the fighting in West Mosul, as Iraqi government troops battle to regain control of the city which is the largest urban population center still held by the ISIL.
Iraqi Forces Discover Underground ISIL Boot Camp Near Mosul
The Iraqi popular forces (Hashd al-Sha'abi) attacked a gathering of ISIL militants East of Tal Afar in the Western outskirts of Mosul.