On October 17, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi announced the start of the military operation to retake Mosul from Daesh militants. Iraqi troops and their allies, including local Sunni militias and the US-led coalition against the Islamic State, are involved in the offensive.
The Iraqi federal police's rapid response force has completely liberated the Mosul airport from Daesh terrorists, an Iraqi security source told Sputnik.
The Iraqi security forces launched a major offensive to clear the airport of Iraq's city of Mosul from Daesh (outlawed in Russia).
As part of its offensive to liberate the western part of the city of Mosul from Daesh terrorists, the Iraqi army has taken under control three strategically important villages in the south of the city, a source in the Iraqi army told Sputnik Arabic on Sunday.
On Sunday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi announced the start of the operation to liberate the western part of the city of Mosul from Daesh terrorists. However, Middle East expert Tallha Abdulrazaq explained to Radio Sputnik why the battle to break the terrorists' remaining hold on the city is unlikely to have any "lightning advances".
The Iraqi government has asked the US-led coalition to stand by its side as the operation to liberate western Mosul from the terrorist group continues, Operation Inherent Resolve land component commander Gen. Joseph Martin said in a briefing on Wednesday.
The US-led coalition against Daesh would not specifically comment on the role of Chechen fighters in the battle for eastern Mosul, Iraq, Operation Inherent Resolve Land Component Commanding General Joseph Martin said in a briefing on Wednesday.
Iraqi authorities estimate that the forthcoming operations against Daesh terrorist group in the western part of the city of Mosul will result in displacement of up to 250,000 people, local media reported Wednesday.
Daesh terrorists carry out attacks on civilians, who are attempting to escape from the Iraqi city of Mosul, UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said Tuesday.
Iraqi forces have gained full control over the eastern part of Mosul from Daesh terrorist group, the Iraqi Defense Ministry said Monday.
The Iraqi forces liberated the eastern part of the city of Mosul and its center, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi said Wednesday.
Iraqi military forces have liberated the campus of the University of Mosul from the Daesh terrorist group.
The US-led coalition carried out 26 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria on Monday, including seven near the Iraqi city of Mosul that destroyed numerous Daesh supply routes, the Operation Inherent Resolve joint task force said in a press release.
A total of 45 Daesh militants have been killed in the airstrikes carried out by the Iraqi Air Forces and the US-led coalition, the Iraqi Defense Ministry said on Monday.
According to the United Nations, more than 13,000 people had to flee Mosul amid the operation to liberate it from Daesh in the last five days.
Hashd al-Shaabi, the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) Shiite militia, killed nearly 300 Daesh militants southwest of the city of Mosul, media reported Sunday, citing a PMF source.
More than 90,000 people were displaced by operations aimed at liberation of the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Daesh jihadist group, according to the data published by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Monday.
The Iraqi army managed to recapture 3 districts of Mosul – Nawafel, Simyak and Abbassiya, security sources were quoted by Iraqi press as saying Friday.
Baghdad wants to liberate Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq, as badly as Damascus wants to free Aleppo, Hadi Jalu Mary, who heads the Iraqi Observatory for Press Freedom, told Sputnik, adding that in will be easier in Syria's case.
Iraqi special forces on Monday killed the Daesh terrorist group's "oil minister" of the country's northern province of Nineveh during the operation to retake the occupied city of Mosul, Iraq's Counter Terrorism Service's press service said.
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