Iraqi army secures neighborhoods east of Mosul

November 22, 2016 19:07

Iraqi government forces said on Tuesday that three neighborhood on the eastern outskirts of the Islamic State-held city of Mosul have been secured.

"We have cleared the captured neighborhood of Shahrazad, al-Shaimaa and al-Intisar and we will keep advancing and spirits are high," said Colonel Haitham Shakir, media officer of the Iraqi Army Ninth Armored Division.

The division has been trying to secure the area of Intisar for nearly three weeks clearing it of booby traps, snipers and remaining militants.

The government forces also said they secured the nearby villages of Shahrazad and Shimaa.

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