BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:21 A.M.) – A Pentagon press operations director, Navy Captain Jeff Davis, announced that Iraqi forces are rapidly advancing towards the Iron Bride near the old city of Mosul where battles with ISIS are intensifying.
“Their line of advance is a little like a triangle,” the spokesman said.
“They’re pointed right at the bridge,” he revealed.
“Clearly ISIS has had a lot of time to dig in and place house-borne [homemade bombs], sniper positions, tunnels and other things they can do to make this very challenging,” he continued.
“Enemy resistance remains very fierce in the narrow streets of the old part of this city,” he added.
The capture of the Iron Bridge would mean that Iraqi forces would have control over three out of five bridges that cross over the Tigris River which divides Mosul into its eastern and western sections.