Edition: India  
 
> >

Iraqi soldiers storm Mosul university in further push against ISIL

Duration: 01:04s - Published: < > Embed
News video: Iraqi soldiers storm Mosul university in further push against ISILIraqi soldiers have advanced into the main university complex in the city of Mosul as part of a new push against ISIL militants. The army says the militants have been forced to retreat and a key bridge across the Tigris river has been retaken. Iraqi forces enter #Mosul University campus, liberates bridge from #ISIS https://t.co/Enjbw0vnx3 #Iraq #MosulOps— Al-Masdar News (@TheArabSource) January 13, 2017 Seizing back control of the university would be a symbolic victory for the army. Major-General Sami al-Aridhi, commander of the Iraqi counter-terrorism unit, told reporters: “This was an important stronghold for ISIL, knowing that they had their headquarters here. “They certainly had equipment and well-prepared bases here, so they tried to hold on to the area at first, but the fast advance and the strong attack by our forces pushed them out.” ISIL militants took control of Mosul in 2014, but over the past three months soldiers, backed up by US forces, have recaptured many districts in the east of the city. Attacks against ISIL strongholds in the west are planned once the east is secure, with the operation against the militants gathering pace in recent weeks. In Mosul areas retaken from Islamic State, loss and fear linger https://t.co/DTQ6JowDWX— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) January 12, 2017 In Mosul areas retaken from Islamic State, loss and fear linger https://t.co/DTQ6JowDWX— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) January 12, 2017

0
shares
Share on
Facebook
Share on
Twitter
Post on 
Reddit
Share by
Email
 

Recent related news

U.S. service member killed in blast near Mosul, Iraq

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. service member died of wounds sustained in the explosion of an...
Reuters - USAlso reported by •euronewsVOA News


Interview: Iraqi forces using siege and stealth to evict Islamic State from Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq, (Reuters) - Iraqi forces are using siege and stealth tactics to drive Islamic State...
Reuters India - World

Hundreds more join Mosul exodus as Iraqi forces retake another western district

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Pushing carts loaded with bags, babies and the elderly, hundreds of people...
Reuters India - World

Three Iraqi policemen killed in suicide attack south of Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Three policemen were killed on Sunday in a suicide attack south of Mosul, the...
Reuters India - World

"We want to be happy" - Iraqi violinist plays in Mosul as troops battle IS

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Amid the bombed-out ruins of an ancient site revered by both Muslims and...
Reuters India - Entertainment


You Might Like

Environmentally friendly: newsR is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2017 newsR / One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter