Battle for Mosul Day 97: Military Operations Underway to Win back Remaining Parts of Mosul

Battle for Mosul Day 97: Military Operations Underway to Win back Remaining Parts of Mosul

 (FNA)- The comprehensive military campaign by Iraqi military forces to liberate the Northern city of Mosul from ISIL militants continued on Sunday as a senior military commander disclosed that special military measures and operations are underway to seize back the rest of Mosul.

Iraqi Troops Liberate Village near Mosul

A village around the city of Mosul was freed by the Iraqi forces along a whole neighborhood in Eastern Mosul, Iraqi media said on Sunday.

Commander of Mosul liberation operation, Abdul-Amir Yarullah said that al-Qawsiyat village was recaptured and the army also controlled Qawsiyat intersection, Bas News reported.

Iraqi flag has now replaced the ISIL black flags in the village and according to the report, the terrorists have sustained “big human and material losses.”

Schools Reopen in Liberated Mosul Areas

Scores of schools resumed their activities in the recently-liberated areas of Mosul amid an ongoing military offensive to cleanse the entire Northern city of ISIL terrorists.

Iraq’s Education Ministry said on Sunday that some 70 schools have officially reopened in Mosul, Shafaq News reported.

Hessam al-Din Abar, a representative at Provincial Council in Nineveh, where Mosul is the capital, said ISIL presence had prevented the schools from running for two years and a half.

Only a handful of schools would operate under ISIL militants, according to reports.

ISIL Forcing Women to Donate Jewelry to Finance Militants

A source inside the city of Mosul said that the ISIL secret police “Husba” has began to form committees obliges all women in “al-Dawasa” neighborhood on the Western side of Mosul to donate a piece of gold to finance its militants.

“The terror group has ordered with punishments on several women who did not contribute in the donations,” revealed the source, Badr News reported.

The source pointed out that the members of ISIL’ ‘Husba’ in al-Dawasa neighborhood have tied four women in the neighborhood‘s main square and lashed them in public on charges of failure in supporting the terror group.

Iraqi Forces Seize ISIL’s Children Military Training Center in Nineveh Province

Iraqi forces of the Mosul liberation operation discovered a tunnel of ISIL terrorists used as a center for training kids.

The Iraqi military forces found a tunnel in al-Hamdaniyeh town to the Southeast of Mosul that was used by the ISIL to teach children how to carry out terrorist attacks on government forces. The kids in the centers were called by ISIL as lions of Caliphate and Diwan al-Jund (the Army Organization).

The Iraqi forces found several painting notebooks in the center showing how ISIL was working on children’s psychology.

Commander: Special Military Operations Underway to Win Back Remaining Parts of Western Mosul

A senior military commander disclosed that special military measures and operations are underway for seizing back the rest of the Western part of Mosul.

“A massive military power is ready to start the new phase of military operations for retaking the remaining regions in the Western part of the city of Mosul,” Senior Hashd al-Shaabi (Iraqi volunteer forces) Commander Hadi al-Jazayeri told FNA on Sunday.

Al-Jazayeri said that Hashd al-Shaabi fighters have now taken position in Tal al-Abteh region and are ready to kick off fresh military operations against the ISIL terrorists.

Iraqi Forces Kill 25 ISIL Terrorists in Nineveh, Salahuddin Provinces

Iraq’s joint military forces continued their advances West of the city of Mosul and in the Eastern part of Salahuddin province, killing over a dozen ISIL terrorists.

“The Iraqi forces killed 20 ISIL terrorists in Tal al-Zalat region to West of Mosul city,” Iraq’s Command Headquarters announced.

Meantime, the Iraqi forces continued their advances in the Eastern part of Salahuddin province, killing five ISIL terrorists and injuring many more.

Iraqi Forces Make Fresh Territorial Gains against ISIL in Mosul

Iraqi government forces registered more territorial gains in Mosul as they are battling in joint operations with volunteer fighters and other allies to push ISIL terrorists out of their last urban stronghold in the Arab country.

Commander of Nineveh Liberation Operation, Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Yarallah, said that the 9th Armored Division and the 3rd Brigade of the First Division in the Iraqi Army had freed al-Qousiyat village on the outskirts of Mosul, located some 400 kilometers North of the capital Baghdad, and hoisted the national flag over several buildings there, presstvc reported, presstv reported.

The high-profile Iraqi military commander added that government forces had inflicted heavy losses on ISIL ranks and military equipment during the operation as well.

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