Iraqi forces have managed to retake four neighborhoods of eastern Mosul, as part of their latest operation to free the strategic northern city from ISIS terrorists.
“Government forces managed to liberate the neighborhoods of Atebba al-Oula and Atebba al-Thaniyah in the eastern quarter of Mosul, located some 400 kilometers north of the capital Baghdad, on Saturday noon and hoisted the national Iraqi flag over a number of buildings there,” said the commander of Nineveh Liberation Operation, General Abdul Amir Rashid Yarallah, Arabic-language al-Sumaria television network reported.
Also, Iraqi counter terrorism forces retook al-Rafaq neighborhood in the northeastern part of the city.
The forces also won back Mosul’s eastern neighborhood of al-Ghufran, and then raised the national flag over some buildings in the neighborhood.
On the same day, the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) forces retook control of al-Salam and al-Shafaa hospitals besides the Faculty of Medicine located in eastern Mosul.
Iraq’s Federal police also retook an ISIS command center in southeastern parts of Mosul.
The center was used by the terrorist group to direct the actions of ethnic Chechen terrorists.
“Maps of Daesh (ISIS) attacks which were earlier carried out in various Mosul districts were found at the headquarters. Federal Police also discovered explosive belts and weapons at the site,” Federal Police commander Lieutenant General Raed Shakir Jawdat stated on Saturday.