Over 25,000 ISIS terrorists, including 450 suicide bombers, have been killed in the battle for Mosul over nine months, Lieutenant-General Abdul Amir Yarallah, commander of the Nineveh liberation operation, revealed on Sunday.
In a briefing, Yarallah said that the Iraqi forces destroyed 1,247 booby-trapped cars, over 1,500 bikes and downed 130 ISIS' drones.
100,000 fighters from the Iraqi Army, Federal Police, Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) and Iranian Militias in Iraq and Syria (IMIS) have partaken in the operation to liberate Mosul's eastern and western sides, Yarallah noted.
He added that the battle for Mosul's eastern side took 101 days while the battle for the city's western side took 142 days.
On Monday, Iraq formally announced that Mosul has been freed from ISIS after nine months of fierce fighting to dislodge the terror group from their last major stronghold in Iraq.
The battle to liberate the city has caused many causalities and fatalities. Iraqi children were the most affected.
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Thursday some 650,000 children in Mosul, Iraq, were suffering violence.
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