Tuesday, 3 January 2017

[IRAQ]Rapid Intervention Forces liberate Mithaq area in eastern Mosul

Media officials with the Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday, that Rapid Intervention Forces liberated al-Mithaq neighborhood in the eastern side of Mosul, and raised Iraqi flag over its buildings.
The officials said in a statement, “Rapid Intervention Forces managed, at noon today, to liberate al-Mithaq neighborhood in the eastern side of the city of Mosul.”
“Rapid Intervention Forces inflicted heavy human and material losses on the Islamic State, as well as raising Iraqi flag over the buildings of the neighborhood,” the statement added.
The second phase of the battle to retake Mosul was launched in December 29, 2016, where security forces resumed their joint military operations in all axes, and liberated many villages and areas in the eastern side of Mosul.


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