Iraqi Gen.: Mosul battle to end in days as troops advance in Old City

 

An Iraqi military general says the military operation to regain complete control over Mosul and purge the country’s second largest city of Takfiri Daesh terrorists will come to an end within the next few days as government troops are combing the last areas still held by the extremists.

“Only a small part remains in the city, specifically the Old City,” Lieutenant General Abdul Ghani al-Assadi, commander of the Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS), said on Monday.

He added, “From a military perspective, Daesh is finished. It has lost its fighting spirit and its balance. We are making calls to them to surrender or die.”

Assadi further noted that Iraqi army forces thwarted Daesh militants' offensive to return to neighborhoods outside the Old City late Sunday, stressing that Mosul will be liberated from the grip of Takfiri terrorists “in very few days, God willing.”

 

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