Iraqi security forces have made a key advancement in Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, and last major ISIS stronghold in the country, an Iraqi spokesman revealed.
The National Insurance Company, Statistics building, the Central Bank of Iraq and the Archeological Museum were all liberated in operations that began last night against ISIS.
Lieutenant Colonel Abdel Amir al-Mohammadawi, a spokesman for the elite interior ministry Rapid Response units told Reuters that the museum was heavily damaged and looted by ISIS.
“They killed tens from Daesh [ISIS],” he said.
The liberation of these key sites allows the Iraqi forces to now penetrate into the nearby old city center of Mosul.