“Nineveh, We’r e Coming” operations command announced on Friday that Iraqi forces have raided Mosul University and managed to take control of several building in the campus.
Forces of Iraq’s Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) managed to take control of several buildings in Mosul University, after they stormed the campus from the left coast, operations commander Abdul Amir Rashid Yarallah said on Friday.
The CTS will go ahead with its advance, Yarallah noted, adding that the goal of the operations is to fully liberate the left coast of Mosul form ISIL Takfiri group.
Earlier on Thursday the Iraqi forces, who include the army, CTS and Federal police managed to take control of several neighborhoods in the left coast. The forces are also backed by Popular Mobilization forces (PMF) who are also known as the Hash al-Shaabi.
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 or coast and the west as the right.