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Counter terrorism forces prepare to storm Old City of Mosul districts

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Counter terrorism service (CTS) forces has completed all plans to storm Old City's districts in Mosul and recapture them from ISIS, a security source revealed on Friday.

The source said that CTS forces are stationed now on the outskirts of the Old City's districts in Mosul's right bank in preparation for storming them from axes.

This coincides with an aerial and artillery shelling on ISIS positions that is thought to be the heaviest. 

Storming the districts will begin once ISIS' first defense line is destroyed, the source noted. 

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 eight months of battles. These forces are focusing now on controlling the Old City of Mosul's districts.   

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: Friday، 16 June 2017 11:14 AM
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