Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) A security source revealed on Tuesday, that Federal Police and Rapid Response Forces managed to storm into three new neighborhoods in western Mosul, while pointed out to the killing of 13 members of the Islamic State during the confrontations.
Captain Tarek Jassim said in a press statement, “Forces from Iraqi Federal Police and elite Rapid Response Unit managed to storm into the neighborhoods of al-Khatuniyah, Amo al-Bakal and the area of the Great Mosque, west of Mosul.”
“The confrontations resulted in the killing of 13 members of the Islamic State, and injury of others,” Jassim added.
Jassim also declared that security forces opened safe havens for civilians in the besieged areas, and approached the fifth bridge that links between the two sides of Mosul.
Nineveh Province is witnessing extensive military operations, after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced launching an offensive to liberate the western side of the city of Mosul.
Meanwhile, Security forces continue liberating the remaining areas controlled by the Islamic State in the province of Nineveh, as well as inflicting heavy human and material losses on the group.