The militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia) knocked out of the Iraqi city of Mosul. This was reported by local television, citing the military command of the country, reports the Iranian TV channel Press TV on Twitter.
Ground military operation to liberate Mosul began on 17 October 2016. It was attended by units of the regular Iraqi army, the Kurdish militia and formation of volunteers. The international coalition led by the US provided air and artillery support.
The second phase of the operation to liberate the Western part of the city was conducted from Feb. In late March, Iraqi security forces stopped a massive attack due to the increased number of casualties, however, on April 14, the battle for the center of the city resumed.