On Saturday, the Iraqi Army captured a major part of the Al-Zinjili district in western Mosul. The army managed to take control over 75% of Al-Shifa district north of the Old Mosul area.
Now, ISIS fighters are completely surrounded in the Old Mosul area and few streets to north of it. The Iraqi Army is currently working to secure the rest of Al-Zinjili district and to develop advance in the Al-Shifa district.
Northwest of Mosul, the Iraqi Army launched a new operation towards Al-Mahalabiah near the western town of Tal Afar.
So far, the Iraqi Army has liberated Al-Zarnouk, Sheikh Qora al-Aliya, Al-Mahafeef, Dam Sinjar, Tal Khayma and Baghla in the western part of the Atashana Mountains in the Tal Afar area.
The Iraqi Army is in only a few kilometers away from Al-Mahalabiah, and is expected to develop its operation in cooperation with the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU). They will likely conduct a joint operation to liberate Tal Afar from ISIS.
Meanwhile, the PMU repelled an ISIS attack on the Baghdad-Mosul road. The PMU killed 17 ISIS militants, destroyed 5 ISIS vehicles, and captured several other vehicles.
It is worth mentioning that the PMU and the Iraqi Army have not yet reached the position captured by the SAA and its allies on the Syrian-Iraqi border. The PMU next operation is expected to be in this direction.