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Exclusive: Parts freed so far in Mosul explained on map

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An updated version of Mosul's map showing the latest developments in the battle to oust ISIS from occupied districts in the city's right bank has been obtained by The Baghdad Post on Friday.

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.

On Thursday, Federal Police forces have recaptured strategic buildings in the Old City district in the right bank of Mosul, Federal Police commander Gen. Raed Shakir Jawdat said.

In a press statement, Jawdat asserted that the recaptured buildings at Bab al-Tob neighborhood have put Great al-Nuri Mosque in the firing range of Federal Police forces.

On Friday, Iraqi forces arrested an ISIS prominent commander in Mosul, Security sources confirmed Fares Ibrahim Nayef was one of the most dangerous ISIS commanders.

Iran-backed IMIS militias have fully controlled four villages in western al-Qayrawan in the left bank of Mosul.

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.

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: Friday، 26 May 2017 02:59 PM