Victory in Sight: Iraqi Security Forces Storming Daesh-Held Mosul Airport

© REUTERS / Stringer Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) fires towards Islamic State militants during a battle with Islamic State militants, west of Mosul,Iraq February 22, 2017
Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) fires towards Islamic State militants during a battle with Islamic State militants, west of Mosul,Iraq February 22, 2017 - Sputnik International
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The Iraqi security forces launched a major offensive to clear the airport of Iraq's city of Mosul from Daesh (outlawed in Russia).

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to a military official, the Iraqi federal police, the rapid reaction forces, backed by aviation and heavy artillery are storming the Mosul airport from the several directions and have already destroyed a part of the Daesh fortifications, the Sky News Arabia reported on Thursday.

Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, was captured by Daesh militants in June 2014. Iraqi and US-led coalition forces liberated the eastern part of the city in late January 2017, while its western part remains under terrorists’ control.

On Sunday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi announced the start of the operations to liberate the western part of the city.

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