As many as 18 security forces, including two officers, were killed in clashes with ISIS terrorist group in Bab Laksh district of Mosul's Old City in Nineveh governorate, well-informed sources told the Baghdad Post on Friday.
The sources added that a number of policemen were also injured in the clashes.
On February 19, US-backed Iraqi forces launched a wide scale military operation to oust ISIS terrorists from the right bank of Mosul city, their last major stronghold. Before this, the forces managed to free parts of the left bank of the city.
More details will be reported soon.