Only 7 neighborhoods 'not liberated' in Mosul's right bank – official

Iraqi security forces
Iraqi security forces

Only seven out of 54 neighborhoods have not liberated in Mosul's right bank, a local official in Nineveh Governorate confirmed on Tuesday.   

In a press statement, Hassan Sabaawi, a member of Nineveh Governorate council, said that 47 out of 45 neighborhoods have been liberated in Mosul's right bank. 

He noted that only seven neighborhoods and small parts of other districts have not be freed yet.   

Military operations are in their final stages, he stated, revealing that declaring the full liberation of Mosul city from ISIS' grip is imminent.   

He added that the situation in Mosul's left bank is gradually stabilizing after rehabilitating most of the districts and disposing of remnants of war against ISIS. 

Sabaawi also pointed out that the mindset of Iraqi people has changed.

 He said that they are currently cooperating with the security forces, adding this was not the case in the past years.  

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 six months of battles.
 

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. 





Last Modified: 05 23 2017 01:54 PM

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