(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Iraqi joint forces liberated on Sunday the whole ancient neighborhood of Nimrud, Nineveh, the operations commander said in a statement.
Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Yarallah said armoured forces liberated the whole district and raised the Iraqi flag above its buildings after dealing the enemy losses in lives and equipment.”
Earlier on Sunday, commanders of the operation, codenamed “We Are Coming, Nineveh,” said they had freed the village of Noamaniya, south of Nimrud.
Since mid October, Iraqi government forces, assisted by US aircrafts, Kurdish Peshmerga forces and popular militias have been on a largely successful military campaign targeting the liberation of Nineveh’s city of Mosul, reporting successes on its side and defeats for ISIS on a daily basis.
Mosul is ISIS’s last stronghold in Iraq, and group fighters had been reportedly losing ground and fleeing the city since the launch of the operation.