The Iraqi forces are besieging ISIS terrorists in the south of the Old City of Mosul, Federal Police Commander Raed Shakir Jawdat said in a statement on Thursday.
The troops have advanced 200 meters toward Sirg Khana neighborhood in the Old City of Mosul, which is considered to be ISIS' last stronghold in the right bank of Mosul, he confirmed.
Jawdat added that units from the Third Division, backed by an armored vehicle, have advanced toward a mall in SirgKhana neighborhood and destroyed a booby trapped car, and 34 explosive devices.
Meanwhile, units from the Fifth Division have reached Bab Al-Jadid neighborhood in the Old City of Mosul.
The Iraqi drones have bombarded ISIS's mobile targets, killed 12 terrorists, and seized an ISIS anti-aircraft weapons lab, he added.
The Iraqi troops have evacuated 37 Iraqi civilians from the clashes areas.
This comes as the Iraqi forces, aided by the US-led coalition, launched a major offensive to drive ISIS terrorists out of Mosul.
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