"The members of the self-defense forces have broke into Daesh headquarters in the western part of Mosul. This is the one of the largest Daesh HQ’s in the city. They raised the Iraqi flag over the building," the source in the self-defense forces told Al Aumaria TV Channel.
Earlier, US Central Command's Gen. Joseph Votel said that estimated 800-900 Daesh terrorists had been killed since the beginning of the Mosul offensive.
On October 17, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi announced the start of the operation to retake Mosul from Daesh, which is outlawed in many countries worldwide, including the United States and Russia. The offensive is backed by airstrikes by the US-led international coalition.