On Monday, the commander of the Iraqi counterterrorism agency, Major General Maan al-Saadi, announced of the counterterrorism forces started to liberate new districts in Iraq’s Mosul.
In his interview with Al Arabiya Al-Saadi said that counterterrorism forces had moved to start the liberation of Wadi Akkab industrial zone west of Mosul.
The commander also confirmed the first, second and third operations of the forces. They surrounded the districts and broke into the Akkab industrial zone.
Al-Saadi told Al Arabiya that the counterterrorism forces are now engaged in fierce battles with militants in the region, adding that they would not be able to withstand the powerful strikes.
In addition to that, Ahmed al-Hassani of the counterterrorism agency said that militants are experiencing their worst conditions now because they have two options, either to continue fighting and eventually die, or to flee with nowhere to go - they are trapped and have lost most of their elements.