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Exclusive: Map illustrates latest developments in battle for Mosul

Exclusive: Map illustrates latest developments in battle for Mosul

A map showing the latest development in the battle aiming to regain the right bank of Mosul city from ISIS was obtained by The Baghdad Post on Tuesday.

The areas in green illustrate the completely regained ones, areas in orange show the areas currently witnessing clashes while the areas in white are still controlled by ISIS terrorist group.

Earlier, Joint operations command confirmed that 70 percent of the defenses of ISIS terror group were destroyed after its leader fled the battlefield before the start of the battle for the right bank.

Spokesman of the command Brigadier General Yahya Rasool said in a statement that Rapid Response Forces killed two ISIS operatives near Nuri Mosque while they were attempting to infiltrate deeper in the right bank of Mosul.

Counter Terror Service (CTS) has stormed al-Sekak neighborhood to rid it of ISIS terrorists, Rasool revealed.

The Iraqi forces are continuing the push on ISIS, achieving victories despite cautious progress pursued to spare lives of civilians, he 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.