The operation to liberate Mosul lasts from mid-October 2016.
The Iraqi army faced stiff resistance from ISIL militants in Mosul.
In particular, the Iraqi security officials on Monday, March 13 faced a strong resistance from snipers militants. Also, they were subjected to severe mortar attacks when he tried to move to the Old city of Mosul and the bridge over the Tigris river.
The advance of Iraqi forces was also slowed due to the worsening weather conditions and heavy rain on Monday morning:
“Because of the bad weather the operation is currently suspended. We face stiff resistance from snipers and were subjected to mortar shelling by the ISIL militants,” said the officer of the emergency response unit told Reuters.
Earlier, the representative of the United States in the antiterrorist coalition Brett Mcgurk said that the Iraqi military cut for IG last journey of retreat from the city of Mosul.
7 March units of the Iraqi army came close to the historical center of Mosul, part of which continues to hold ISIS.
The operation to liberate Mosul, captured by ISIL in 2014, lasts from mid-October 2016. This city is the last major stronghold of the Islamists in Iraq.
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