Iraqi security forces hope to liberate the city of Mosul from the militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) to the Holy Muslim month of Ramadan, which this year will begin on may 26. This was stated by Lieutenant-General of the Iraqi army, Othman al-Ghanimi, his words reports BBC News.
“Security forces conducted large-scale and effective operation. I estimate that ISIS will be finished in a few days, if it be the will of Allah,” — said the commander.
The operation to liberate the Western part of Mosul, the so — called Iraqi capital IG — underway since February of this year with the participation of aircraft of the international coalition led by the United States.
In late March, Iraqi security forces have decided to suspend massive attack due to the increased number of casualties, however, on April 14, the battle for the center of the city resumed. At the end of April, the Iraqi army has announced that it plans to finally clean up Mosul in June.