A member of the Iraqi special forces Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) holds a position in Mosul's al-Jazair neighbourhood on January 17, 2017,

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Iraqi troops have made swift advances by town in current days

The Iraqi military says it has recaptured all of jap Mosul from so-called Islamic State (IS).

Counter-terror chief Talib Shaghati informed reporters the military had taken management of the jap financial institution of the Tigris river, which divides town.

Authorities forces have made swift advances by jap Mosul since launching their newest offensive there final month.

Some IS fighters are reportedly nonetheless holed up in north-eastern districts.



The offensive to recapture Mosul was launched in October, greater than two years after the jihadists overran town earlier than seizing management of a lot of northern and western Iraq

The operation obtained off to a gradual begin within the face of powerful IS resistance and counter-attacks.

Iraqi safety forces, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, Sunni Arab tribesmen and Shia militiamen, assisted by US-led coalition warplanes and navy advisers, have been concerned within the combat.

Final Friday the military launched an operation to seize the Mosul College complicated, utilized by IS militants as a base and, Iraqi officers stated, a chemical weapons manufacturing web site.

Greater than 100,000 folks have fled their properties in and round Mosul and UN officers have warned that the determine is more likely to rise as pro-government forces press additional into town.