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Exclusive: Map shows new areas recaptured in Mosul by Iraqi forces

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An updated version of Mosul map showing the latest developments in the battle to recapture ISIS-held areas in Nineveh Governorate, particularly in Mosul's right bank, has been obtained by The Baghdad Post on Thursday.

On the map, the spots marked in green represent the previously ISIS-held areas that have been liberated.  

As the map shows, the white spots represent the parts of the war-torn city where ISIS is still controlling.

In Mosul, there are areas still witnessing clashes between the Iraqi forces, backed by international coalition, and ISIS terrorists. They are marked in orange on the map.


 
The map was released by Nineveh Media Center on May 10th.

In a statement, the Center said it renews its commitment to neutrality when covering stories of the battles and the other issues. Our aim is nothing but the truth, the statement concluded. 

Publishing the maps relating to the progress of the Iraqi forces in Mosul is done after contacts with multiple military sources and local officials, it added.

Rapid Intervention forces supported by Federal Police armored brigade are currently pushing deep in al-Eqtsadeyyein neighborhood in western Mosul, Federal Police Commander Gen. Raed Shakir Jawdat said on Thursday.

Sections of the 16th Division have crossed Tigris River and recaptured Mesherfa and Hawi al-Kanisa neighborhoods in western bank of Mosul, after inflicting heavy losses on ISIS, a security source said on Thursday.

Iraqi air force destroyed three weapons' depots belong to ISIS terror group and killed terrorists from different nationalities in Iraq's Rawa and Quneitra areas, located between Nineveh Governorate and al-Qa'im district, as reported by security sources on Thursday.

Iraqi Forces launched a major offensive on 19th of February to retake the western part of Mosul after declaring total control of the eastern part of the city on 24th of January as part of the military operations to liberate the city that started on 17th of October 2016.

Last Modified: Thursday، 11 May 2017 08:02 PM
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