Iraqi Rapid Response Forces have killed more than 30 of ISIS terrorists in a storming operation on al-Eqtisadieen and 17 Tamouz (17 July) neighborhoods in the right bank of Mosul, Major-General Thamer al-Husseini, commander of Iraqi Rapid Response Forces, announced on Wednesday.
In a statement, al-Husseini said that forces continued advancement after storming al-Eqtisadieen and 17 Tamouz neighborhoods.
He stated that ISIS had attempted to stop the advancement of the Iraqi forces by using booby-trapped bikes and human shields.
Security forces, backed by International Coalition air raids and logistic support of the US army, have retaken eastern Mosul and a large part of its western part after six months of battles. These forces are focusing now on controlling the Old City.
It is estimated that there are a few 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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