Iraqi forces have successfully confined the so-called Islamic State militia into a square mile of territory within Mosul’s “Old City”.
ISIS seized Mosul back in 2014. The operation to retake the city from the so-called Islamic State militia began last October. After Iraqi forces recovered the eastern half of the city in January, they have been steadily re-gaining ground in all areas of the city, and now the offensive against ISIS is in its final stage.
As reported by BBC, although ISIS deployed suicide bombers in different areas north of the city, the situation is under control, according to Iraqi officials, who have now captured the district of Al-Faruq, in the northwest of the city.
This means ISIS’ forces are now confined to barely a square mile of territory within Mosul’s “Old City”.