Iraqi forces retake Bab Sinjar neighborhood in western Mosul

Smoke rises from clashes in the neighborhood of Shifa, in western Mosul, Iraq June 15, 2017. (Reuters)

A military commander said on Thursday that the Iraqi forces have regained a new neighborhood from ISIS in western Mosul.

“Units of the army’s 9th Division have liberated Bab Sinjar and reached Al-Farouq neighborhood in the western side of Mosul city,” state-run Iraqia News TV quoted commander of the Mosul offensive Staff Lt Gen Abdul-Amir Yaralla as saying.

On 19 February, Iraqi regular forces and allied militias launched military operations to recapture the western side of the city from ISIS.

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