On Saturday, may 27, Iraqi forces began a military operation to capture the last stronghold of the «Islamic state» in Mosul, was quoted The Star Reuters.
On the eve over Mosul, leaflets were dropped urging civilians to leave the area. The area in question covers the Old town centre and residential enclave on the West Bank of the Tigris river.
A month ago the Iraqi army and Shi’ite militia drove the militants of the «Islamic state» from the largest area in Western Mosul’s al – Tanak.
Command of the armed forces of Iraq announced significant losses, pomestnyh the enemy, but acknowledged that in the Old city itself heavy fighting continued.