The Iraqi army and security forces, backed by the mobilization forces and allies, managed on Thursday to liberate Hajaf, Hayane and Tal Janobi villages in western Mosul from ISIL takfiri group, inflicting heavy losses upon its terrorists.
Command of “Nineveh, We’re Coming” operations had earlier announced on Thursday the liberation of two other neighborhoods in the eastern side of Mosul.
The operations commander lieutenant general Abdul Amir Rashid Yarallah said in a statement that the Iraqi federal police managed on Thursday to liberate Somar and Saheroun neighborhoods.
Heavy losses were inflicted upon ISIL Takfiri terrorists, Yarallah said, adding that the Iraqi flag was raised on several building in the two liberated neighborhoods.
Tens of thousands of troops launched a huge offensive to retake Mosul, ISIL’s last major bastion in Iraq, and areas around it on October 17.
Over the past two weeks, Iraqi forces have overran several districts and reached the Tigris River that runs through the heart of the city for the first time.
Mosul is split by the Tigris River, with the east side referred to as the left bank and the west as the right.