Photos, showing a plane, which terrorists of the Islamic State (IS) group were going to use for a suicide attack on the Iraqi Army, have been published online.
A plane, which terrorists of the Islamic State (IS) group were going to use for an attack in the style of Japanese kamikazes, was found in the liberated part of Mosul city. Presumably, IS terrorists were going to load the plane with explosives and target it on one of convoys of the Iraqi Army. Photos of the plane were published online.
The effectiveness of such a suicide-plane is questionable due to its low load-carrying capacity – the aircraft cannot carry a lot of explosives. As Arab media joked, it is good that the IS did not capture airplanes, capable to fly, in Iraq and Syria.
On Wednesday, Commander of the Iraqi Special Forces Major General Abdul Ghani al-Asadi said that the Iraqi Armed Forces fully liberated the eastern part of Mosul from IS terrorists. According to the Iraqi General, the government forces have “established control over the territory of Mosul, located on the left bank of the Tigris [the east].” At the same time, he stressed that “a plan to restore control over the western part of the city [the right bank of the Tigris]” has also already been developed.
Meanwhile, the Command of the operation to liberate Mosul refuted the statement of al-Asadi, noting that the “offensive on IS positions is still ongoing in several areas of the city.”
Two days ago, Commander in Chief of the Iraqi Armed Forces, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, announced the beginning of the offensive on IS positions to the west of Mosul.