Monday was a busy day for the Iraqi forces fighting against ISIS to liberate Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city.
Luitenant General Abdul-Admir Yarallah, the Joint Operations Commander in Nineveh province, confirmed in a statement that Iraqi fighting forces have liberated the districts of al-Kindi and Qayrawan.
To compliment these gains, the al-Shorta neighborhood was also liberated by the Federal Police.
With the liberation of Mosul University which severely weakened ISIS’ position in that part of the city, the Iraqi forces are on the cusps of liberating the entirety of Mosul east of the Tigris river.
The liberation of Mosul from ISIS is now “a matter of time”, said Raed Shaker Jawdat, Iraq’s Federal Police commander.
Meanwhile, in the northern portions of Mosul city, at least 25 ISIS fighters were exterminated by Iraqi forces.
“Troops of the army’s 16th brigade managed to kill 25 members of the Islamic State, as well as destroying four headquarters belonging to the group in the neighborhoods of al-Arabi and al-Kindi, in the northern axis of the city of Mosul,” Commander of operations Maj. Gn. Najim al-Jabouri said in a press statement.