Military Source Denies Reports Iraqi Army Entered Mosul District
Military sources told that the Iraqi army has entered Mosul’s district of al-Karamah are incorrect, denying security sources have gone inside the district.
General Wissam Araji of the U.S. trained Counter Terrorism Service told Reuters earlier that troops had entered the district. “They have entered Mosul,” Araji said.
The Iraqi army’s press office said counter-terrorism forces and troops from the Iraqi army have launched attacks from three directions.
Iraqi forces resumed operations from three separate fronts on Monday (October 31) as they edge closer to the Islamic State (ISIS) held city of Mosul, Iraqi military press said.
Iraqi Special Operations Forces broke into the town of Tal Keif and the Bazwaya district within the eastern and northern axis of the city of Mosul.
Iraqi forces began the much-anticipated offensive to regain control of Mosul on October 17 after an official decree by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
Significant gains have been reported in the nearly two weeks since operations began, drawing praise from officials for the high level of coordination among various units.