Nineveh – (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi forces completed the liberation of two districts in Mosul from Islamic State militants on Thursday, a security source told Alsumaria News.
Security recaptured the districts of Zohour and Shoqaq al-Khadraa after becoming partially in control of both Wednesday, said the source. The neighborhoods are located on the western coast of Mosul.
Another source said anti-terrorism squads discovered a minifactory for booby-trapping drones run by ISIS.
Mosul is ISIS’s last bastion in Iraq, and Iraqi security forces have been in a major campaign to retake the city since mid October.
On Wednesday, al-Hashed al-Shaabi, paramilitary forces fighting on the government’s side, said they completely isolated the province of Nineveh from other Iraqi cities, further closing in on militant and depriving them of their supply routes from Syria.