Daesh Loses 60% of Its Military Equipment East of Mosul: Iraqi Police Chief
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iraqi Federal police chief General Shaker Jodat said militants of the Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) terrorist group in Mosul have lost 60 percent of their military equipment on the eastern banks of the Tigris River that runs through the embattled city.
The Iraqi forces have managed to retake control over the eastern parts of Mosul, Jodat was quoted as saying by the Arabic-language al-Forat news agency.
He said the Daesh terrorists have lost about 60 percent of their military facilities on the eastern banks of the Tigris River.
On Thursday, Commander of Iraq’s Counter-Terrorism Service Major General Abdel Ghani al-Asadi announced the start of the second phase of a massive operation launched on October 17 to retake Mosul.
Iraqi army and Popular Mobilization Units backed by Kurdish Peshmerga forces are continuing the operation to liberate Mosul from the foreign-backed terrorists.
Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city and the capital of Nineveh Province, fell into the hands of Daesh in June 2014.