Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) We Are Coming, Nineveh Operations Command declared that security forces fully recapture al-Atshana Hills and Badush prison in western the city of Mosul.
Commander of Operations, Abdel Amir Yarallah, said in a press statement, “Security forces from the army’s 9th armored brigade and al-Abbas brigade fully recaptured the area of al-Atshana Hills.”
“The security forces also recaptured Badush prison in the western side of Mosul, as well as raising Iraqi flag over its building,” Yarallah added.
Furthermore, Yarallah explained that the security troops stormed into the residential apartments in the area of the prison.
Noteworthy, in 10 June 2014, the Islamic State group attacked Badush prison, and killed more than 670 Shia prisoners, after separating out Sunni prisoners.
In 19 February 2017, Prime Minister and General Commander of Armed Forces, Haider al-Abadi, announced launching an offensive to retake the western side of the city of Mosul, while security forces managed to liberate several areas so far.