Iraqi Forces Resume Operation To Regain Mosul

Iraqi Forces Resume Operation To Regain Mosul

 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, a military source said.

"The Iraqi Special Operations Forces and 16 army Division broke into Tal Keif district, 20 kilometers north of Mosul and managed to free [five] villages within the district," said Colonel Duraid Saeed.

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.