MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Citing Talib Kanani, the commander for the Iraqi counterterror forces, the Rudaw news agency said:
"Gogjali is fully under Iraqi army control."
The operation to retake Mosul from Daesh, a jihadist group outlawed in Russia and a number of other states, began on October 17. More than 30,000 Iraqi and 4,000 Kurdish fighters are taking part in the offensive, backed by about 5,000 US troops and supported by US-led coalition airstrikes. Mosul has been occupied by Daesh since 2014.