The Iraqi army laid siege to the “birthplace” of the IG

Soldiers of the Iraqi army besieged the mosque an-Nuri in Mosul. About it reports BBC News.

It was there in 2014, the head of the terrorist group “Islamic state” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a Caliphate, and appointed himself Caliph. The footage, published, show that the minaret of the mosque still waving the black banner c part of the shahada and the seal of the prophet Mohammed, jihadists use as a flag.

The publication reports that the army managed to capture the stadium al-Malab, and the elite troops advance deep into the Old town.

Operation in the Western part of Mosul from October 2016 takes place with the participation of aviation of the international coalition led by the United States.

However, due to the increased number of victims among the civilian population, the Iraqi security forces on 28 March decided to temporarily stop moving forward. It was reported that the Iraqi command wants to “weigh new offensive plans and tactics” to attack terrorists without civilian casualties.