On Sunday, the Iraqi Army liberated Al-Makkawi district in the eastern part of the Old Mosul area in the Iraqi city of Mosul. Thus, the Iraqi army got control over 70% percent of the Old Mosul area and deployed in less than 200 meters from the Tigris River.
During its advance, Iraqi forces discovered a cellar where elderly people were held by ISIS with little water and food for over 75 days.
So far, Iraqi forces have managed to capture dozens of ISIS fighters and commanders in Old Mosul.
From its side, ISIS claimed that 22 Iraqi soldiers were killed during clashes in Old Mosul. Pro-terrorist sources also claimed that a SWAT officer was killed during in Al-Makkawi district of Old Mosul.
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The Iraqi police chief said operations in Mosul are expected to be completed, and its liberation should be announced by the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in the next 48 hours. ISIS now have only 100 fighters or less in Old Mosul.