Iraqi Anti-Terrorism Forces. File photo.
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – The Anti-Terrorism Directorate announced on Friday, that its forces stormed into Hayy al-Qadisiyah area, in eastern Mosul.
The directorate said in a statement aired by the state’s TV, “Forces from the Anti-Terrorism Directorate stormed into al-Qadisiyah neighborhood, in eastern Mosul,” adding that, “The security forces are working currently to cleanse and secure the neighborhood after liberating it from the Islamic State’s control.”
Security forces, backed by Army Aviation and international coalition forces, are advancing in the battle to liberate the city of Mosul from the Islamic State’s grip, after General Commander of Armed Forces Haider al-Abadi announced the launch of the operation in 17 October 2016.