Iraqi military spokesman says only 12 sq km of Mosul held by ISIS

ISIS control over Mosul is reduced to 12 square km. (File Photo: Reuters)

Iraqi forces have reduced the area of Mosul controlled by ISIS to 12 square km, military spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Rasool told a news conference on Tuesday.

US Air Force Colonel John Dorrian, a spokesman for the coalition backing Iraqi forces in the war against ISIS, said the militants were completely surrounded and “on the brink of total defeat” in the city.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49