Iraqi forces take full control of eastern Mosul

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‘Iraqi forces have liberated all of eastern Mosul, pushing Daesh terrorists out of the last district they held east of the Tigris River.

“The armed forces succeeded in liberating the left bank of the city of Mosul completely, after inflicting heavy losses in lives and equipment on the enemy,” the Iraqi Defense Ministry said in a statement on its website on Monday.

The ministry said that security forces were now clearing the area from explosives.

The Iraqi forces will now gear up to recapture the western side of Mosul to wrest full control over the strategic city.’

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