Iraqi military forces stepped up their fight against the Islamic State terror group on the outskirts of Mosul on Monday.
A video was released by the Iraqi Defence Ministry on Monday allegedly showing Iraqi jet fighters carrying out airstrikes on Islamic State (ISIS, IS, ISIL, Daesh) hideouts.
Mosul experienced another day of heavy fighting, as Iraqi troops continued their push to dislodge ISIS militants controlling the majority of the northern Iraqi city.
By Iraqi parliament vote on Saturday, Iraq Mobilization Units (PMU) which called Hashd Al-Shaabi recognizes as an official force with similar rights as the regular army, therefore the law counts Hashd al-Shaabi as part of the national armed forces and subject to its supreme commander.
Fighting continued in eastern Mosul with Iraqi Special Forces seizing another neighborhood of Masaref, and advancing in the densely populated Zohour district, Iraqi commanders said.
Iraqi military and hospital officials say mortar rounds fired by Islamic State terror group have killed 16 civilians in neighborhoods already retaken by Iraqi troops.
Hashd al-Shaabi demanded the US-led international coalition to provide an explanation as a missile launched through the coalition-controlled airspace in the recently-recaptured Tal Afar airport and targeted the leadership meeting of popular forces.
The Mosul neighbourhood of Al Zahra was cleared of ISIS terrorists nearly three weeks ago but residents said mortars continue to land.Many people in Zahra stayed inside their houses while fighting took place around them but some families were seen packing to leave.
An Iraqi forces commander said on Thursday (November 24) anti-ISIS forces had control of the "larger part" of the eastern side of the ISIS-held city of Mosul.
A steady flow of civilians continued to pour out of Mosul Friday as Iraqi government forces press ahead with their offensive against Islamic State group (ISIS) positions.