Iraqi Forces Advances in Mosul


Time: 9:31 a.m. CEST

Iraq’s military retook the government offices in Mosul in the offensive against Islamic State group, which uses this populated city as their stronghold. Government forces began the attack during the night to recapture the buildings that are largely destroyed. The fights cause thousands of civilians to leave the city as the fighting advances.

As BBCNews writes, Iraqi forces “captured the central bank’s main branch,” looted by Islamic State group in 2014 and returned the control over the courthouse that served in the past years for “harsh sentence,” as Reuters news agency says. Iraqi forces started offensive toward the western part of Mosul and on Monday recaptured the al-Hurriya Bridge over the River Tigris.

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