Mosul - Iraqi troops have freed al-Nasr
district in western Mosul, Nineveh
In a statement on Thursday, Lt. Gen.
Abdul-Amir Yarallah said “The army’s
Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) liberated
al-Nasr district in the western side of
Mosul before raising the Iraqi flag on its
Yarallah indicated inflicting losses in
lives and property on the Islamic State.
Earlier on Thursday, the Joint Operations
Command declared recapturing al-Thawra
district in the west of the city, ending
intense encounters with Islamic State
militants that started on Friday. The
announcement came hours after forces
recaptured al-Thawra al-Oula, a first
section of the neighborhood.
On Wednesday, Interior Ministry’s Rapid
Response forces announced recapturing 30
percent of the Old City. Only six districts
in western Mosul are still held by Islamic
State as Iraqi troops liberated most of the
districts, Counter-Terrorism Service
declared on the same day.
Previously,The Joint Operations Command
previously said IS militants were only in
control over 6.8 percent of territory of
Iraq and that government troops were
controlling 60 percent of the western side
Iraqi forces took over the eastern side
of Mosul in January after three months of
fighting with Islamic State. A new offensive
was launched in February to retake the