Kurdish Peshmerga forces on Thursday morning liberated the strategic village of Nawaran in the north of Mosul.

The Kurdish forces continued their advances deeper into the ISIS-held areas around the war-torn city.

BasNews reported that ISIS insurgents have been completely removed from Nawaran, and the Peshmerga mine-clearance units are operating to clear the area from IEDs that the defeated terrorist have planted.

The village is located nearly 10 kilometers from central Mosul to the north of the city.

The Kurdish forces made significant territorial gains on the eastern Mosul front lines on Monday. The launched a major-scale offensive today against the terrorist group on the north and northeastern front lines of Mosul.

Thursday reports confirm that a total of six villages have been so far liberated, with the forces continuing to advance against ISIS.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that the offensive was "advancing faster than expected" as it entered its fourth day.

It was reported on Wednesday that the terrorist group evacuated what it called the women of caliphate from the city of Mosul to the Syrian ISIS-held cities including Raqqa, over the last two days.

ISIS took control of Mosul in June 2014 and chose the city as its capital.

After thorough considerations, the Iraqi government launched an operation on Monday to liberate northern Iraqi city of Mosul.