Iraqi Forces Say About to Encircle Islamic State in Mosul’s Old City

ERBIL, Iraq ā€” Iraqi forces said they were about to complete the encirclement of Islamic State’s stronghold in the Old City of Mosul, after taking control of a neighboring district on Thursday.

Iraq’s military said it had captured Bab Sinjar, north of the historic, densely-populated district where the militants launched their cross-border “caliphate” in 2014.

Government forces and their allies still have to take full control of Medical City, a complex of hospitals further north along the bank of the Tigris, to enclose the militant enclave. [nL8N1JA1VU]

The offensive to retake the northern city started in October with air and ground support from a U.S.-led international coalition.

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One Response to “Iraqi Forces Say About to Encircle Islamic State in Mosul’s Old City”

  1. daveyone1 Says:

    Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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