Iraq ISIL on Verge of Full Collapse in Mosul
The predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continued to advance against the ISIL to liberate Raqqa city and managed to take control of three villages.
The Iraqi army troops, in the course of their special operation to liberate Mosul, recaptured a number of strategic regions in Nineveh province and came closer to the last bastions of ISIL terrorists in the Western part of the strategic city.
The Syrian army and air force intensified operations in Eastern Homs to seize back the province's strategic oilfields, killing tens of ISIL terrorists and destroying their military vehicles and equipment.
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 soldiers and air force continue to fight against the ISIL in Mosul, pushing deeper into the Western neighborhoods.
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.
Syria has been mired in bloody war since March 2011, with Damascus forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad fighting numerous terrorist groups. Turkey and Ankara-backed militants launched 'Euphrates Shield' military operation in Syria in August 2016. Since then, tens of civilians have been massacred in bloody battle between militants and the ISIL, while the town has suffered massive destruction.
The Iraqi army troops stand on guard in Mosul museum in Nineveh province after they managed to recapture the site from ISIL.