BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:47 A.M.) – The Iraqi Army, alongside the Federal Police, continued their wide-scale offensive in Nineveh Governorate’s capital on Tuesday, liberating new territory from the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists present inside of Mosul.
According to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, one of the sites liberated by the Iraqi Armed Forces this morning was the Mosul Government Complex, which is considered one of the Islamic State’s most important installations inside of the city.
The Mosul Government Complex comprises of the National Insurance Company, Statistics building, the Central Bank of Iraq and the Archeological Museum, with Al-Masdar News reporting their liberation earlier today.
The consulate is located at Dur Al-Dhubat Caddesi next to Al-Shekban Mosque in western Mosul.
When ISIS captured Mosul in June 2014 it seized the Turkish consulate, holding 46 Turks and three Iraqis, hostage, with all the hostages being released in September 2014, Rudaw explained.
In addition to these gains, the Iraqi forces have continued their push into the Old Center of Mosul by liberating what was formerly the Turkish Consulate in Mosul.