21 February 2018

Iraq takes ISIS-held Al-Shifa district

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Iraqi forces have fully captured Al-Shifa district near Mosul's Old City from ISIS terrorist group, according to a top police commander.

In a televised statement on Saturday, federal police commander Lieutenant General Raed Jawdat said his forces have reached the banks of the Tigris River.

Al-Shifa district was the last district held by ISIS outside Mosul's Old City.

The Iraqi military remains engaged in a wide-ranging campaign -- launched last October -- to recapture the entire city of Mosul, which ISIS overran in mid-2014.

On Thursday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced the collapse of ISIS statelet in Mosul.

2017.07.01 / 19:56
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