Federal police announced on Monday that security forces killed 26 ISIS militants in Zanjili district north of Old City district of Mosul city in Nineveh governorate.
In a press release, the police said they advanced 400 meters in Zanjili neighborhood, pointing out that the forces are controlling buildings and crossroads in the district.
The statement added that the forces also destroyed two booby-trapped vehicles, 12 armored vehicles and seven trapped motorcycles while defused seven trapped houses and freed a number of families who were besieged by the terrorist group in the district.
The drones also shelled a number of ISIS targets and destroyed an ammunition warehouse and a number of terrorist hotbeds north of the Old City, the statement further said.
Earlier, Federal Police commander Gen. Raed Shakir Jawdat said that Federal Police forces had stormed Zanjili neighborhood and are approaching the Old City of Mosul.
These efforts come as part of an offensive launched on 19th of February by US-backed Iraqi forces, supported by Iranian-backed sectarian IMIS Shiite militias to oust ISIS terrorists from Mosul, their last major stronghold in Iraq.