The Iraqi Ministry of Defense has announced that the entire Mosul area will be under control before Ramadan.
This announcement came through army Chief Osman al-Ghanmi during his inspection of the operations taking place against ISIS in the city of Mosul.
Al-Ghanmi praised the progress of the Iraqi forces, stressing at the same time the need to protect the lives of civilians.
It seems that al- Ghanmi based his statement on the progress of the joint forces and their recent control over more than one region near Mosul, such as Al Haramat Al Thanya, Al ma’amel,
As for the industrial zone, the joint forces announced that they continue to rid the area of ISIS militia after the killing of dozens of gunmen and the detonation of car bombs.
On another note, a security source in the province of Diyala said that joint forces of the army and the police launched a large-scale military operation with the support of the warplanes to end the presence of dormant cells belonging to ISIS in villages east of the province.
According to Captain Habib al-Shammari, the operation targeted the headquarters where the organization's foreign fighters were housed, as well as weapons stores.