9 December 2016, 10:33 GMT
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The counterterrorist unit has been engaged in fierce clashes with Daesh in the city’s eastern districts of al-Nur for 10th day in a row, Kurdish media network Rudaw said. During this time, ICT has been assisted by the US-led coalition. This combined effort has helped reduce the amount of attacks, as well as diminish Daesh resources, the news outlet added.
Daesh, a jihadist group outlawed by Russia, overran large parts of Iraq in 2014 amid the ongoing civil war in neighboring Syria.
Iraqi forces have since pushed back and are now fighting to liberate the northern city of Mosul from the militants.