ISIS' last stand: Federal police prepare to storm Mosul's Old City

Iraqi forces storm old city of Mosul
Iraqi forces storm old city of Mosul

Storming Mosul' Old City district will ISIS' remnants last stand in Mosul, The Iraqi interior ministry mentioned Sunday.

Federal Police forces, by Iraqi Army, and Counter-terrorism services, will retake ISIS pocket in the right bank in Mosul's Old City, the ministry added.

The Iraqi flag will be raised above its buildings after three years of war against ISIS, The Iraqi Ministry of Interior media adviser said in an audio recording.

Security forces, backed by International Coalition air raids and logistic support of the US army, have retaken eastern Mosul and most of its western part after six months of battles. These forces are focusing now on controlling the Old City.

These efforts come as part of an offensive launched by US-backed security forces, supported by Iranian-backed sectarian IMIS Shiite militias to oust ISIS terrorists from Iraq.

Last Modified: 06 18 2017 11:40 AM

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