BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:08 P.M.) – According to a commander in the Iraqi Army’s Counter-Terrorism Force, over 60% of western Mosul has been liberated from ISIS terrorists.
The commander, Abdul-Ghani al-Assadi, announced that districts like Wadi Hajar, al-Sumoud, al-Maamoun, Tal al-Rayyan, al-Tayaran and Josaq are all back in control of the Iraqi government.
In addition, major government buildings such as the courthouse, central bank and police department, as well as the the Turkish consulate building, all just on the outskirts of the Old City, have all come back into the control of the Iraqi government.
The capture of this complex secures the areas already captured and allows for the Iraqi forces to effectively launch new assaults against the terrorist group.
Iraqi troops took over eastern Mosul in January, but did not launch the offensive to take the western portions of the city till February.