Displaced Iraqi civilians are seen through a shattered glass window of an Iraqi forces armoured fighting vehicle in West Mosul, Iraq June 27, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Iraqi forces Tuesday pushed toward the river side of Mosul's Old City, their key target in the eight-month campaign to capture Daesh's (ISIS) de-facto capital, and Iraq's prime minister predicted victory very soon.Iraqi forces, battling up to 350 militants dug in among civilians in the Old City, said federal police had dislodged Daesh insurgents from the Ziwani Mosque and were only a few days away from ousting militants completely from the Old City.Iraqi forces had about 600 meters of ground left to cover before reaching Mosul's corniche road along the western bank of the Tigris, federal police commander Lt. Gen. Raed Shaker Jawdat told Iraqi State TV.Hundreds of civilians who managed to escape as the forces advanced into the Old City gathered on the side of the road at the edge of western Mosul Tuesday.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE