New Phase of operations to liberate western Mosul begun

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After reclaiming full control of the eastern part of Mosul, Iraqi Counter-terrorism forces started on Wednesday a push towards the western part of the city which is still held by ISIS, Basnews reported.

Major Ali Mohsen, an officer from the elite forces, told BasNews the Iraqi troops started a new phase of operations from southern and western fronts towards West Mosul.

The official stated the federal police forces have begun to advance from southern axis and the counter terrorism forces are pushing forward from the western front.

Basnews says that regarding the participation of Hashd al-Shaabi Shi’ite militia in the offensive of liberating the western part of Mosul, the official said Hashd forces are involved in the battle in west of Mosul.