Iraq's Special Forces Push Back ISIS Militants to a Dwindling Portion of Mosul

  • Iraq's Special Forces have declared that they have reclaimed Mosul from Islamic State militants. Though heavy fighting is still going, Iraqi forces have pushed the Daesh group to a dwindling portion of Mosul (around eight square kilometer of western Mosul), second largest city of Iraq. Sabah al-Numan, spokesperson of Iraq's Special Forces, has said that they are ready to support any force to fight against ISIS on Prime Minister’s order. Reports say that U.S.-led coalition backed Iraqi forces started their Mosul retaking operation from ISIS in October 2016. While East Mosul was “fully liberated” this January, it took the forces another three months time to retake West Mosul.