Mosul (IraqiNews.com) The War Media Cell has declared liberation of another western Mosul district, as Iraqi troops continue their advance on the northwestern axis.
“Federal Police’s Rapid Response troops backed by the army forces have freed al-Harmat al-Thalitha district, in western Mosul,” a statement by WMC quoted Lt.Gen. commander of the Nineveh Operations, Abdul Amir Yarallah as saying.
In related news, seven persons were reportedly injured in missile attack launched by the Islamic State militants against two districts in west of Mosul.
Six persons were wounded as three Katyusha missiles were fired by the militants against al-Dendan district in south of Mosul, medical and security sources told Shafaq News.
Meanwhile, another civilian was wounded by a mortar missile that fell on al-Sukkar district, northeast of the city, the sources added.
Earlier on Saturday, Iraqi troops liberated Hawi al-Kanisah district and gained control on the southern and western banks of Tigris River in west of Mosul. Five villages in Qairawan region, which links between Tal Afar town and the Syrian borders, were freed by the paramilitary troops.
On Friday, the forces recaptured Islah al-Zeraee district.
The eastern side of Mosul was recaptured in January following three months of battles. Another offensive was launched in February to recapture the western flank of the city.
Iraqi commanders predict recapturing the remaining parts of the city this month.