Iraqi forces takes more control in Mosul

Monday, 9 January, 2017 - 17:00

Iraqi government forces have managed to regain control over a number of neighborhoods in Mosul as they try to flush Daesh Takfiri militants out of the strategic northern city in joint operations with allied fighters and Kurdish Peshmerga forces.

The Iraqi Federal Police announced in a statement on Monday that security personnel had wrested full control of Palestine neighborhood in the eastern part of the city, located some 400 kilometers north of the capital Baghdad, killing 35 Daesh terrorists in the process, Arabic-language al-Baghdadia television network reported.

Members of the Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) also killed a large number of Daesh extremists and inflicted heavy material damage on their positions in al-Baladiyat neighborhood of eastern Mosul, before recapturing the area.

Iraqi forces raised the national flag over several buildings there afterward.