Joint Iraqi forces made a new progress in its fight against ISIS during operations of recapturing the right bank of Mosul city on Thursday, sources told The Baghdad Post.
Sections of the 16th Division have crossed Tigris River and recaptured Mesherfa and Hawi al-Kanisa neighborhoods in western bank of Mosul, after inflicting heavy losses on ISIS, they added.
The sources stated that these forces had destroyed ISIS tunnels and killed 4 suicide bombers.
They added that the forces had destroyed the terrorist group's ammunition and weapons depots.
Elsewhere in Mosul, residents of Mesherfa neighborhood, besieged 7 months ago by ISIS terrorists, exited the area through passages provided by the security forces.
Security forces, backed by International coalition air raids and logistic support of the US army, have retaken eastern Mosul and half of its western part after 6 months of battles. These forces are focusing now on controlling the Old City.
It is said that there is a few number of ISIS terrorists left in the second largest city of Iraq. It is expected that they will desperately defend the last pocket of the city that has been once their main stronghold in Iraq.
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