Soldiers of the special anti-terrorist unit of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Iraq raised the national flag over the effluent to the Tigris river with a quarter of the Old city of Mosul. This was reported by Iraqi state television.
Allegedly, troops and allied militias remains a few meters to go to finish the last pockets of resistance of the terrorist group «Islamic state». The resistance continues not more than 100 jihadists.
The TV channel «al Jazeera» reports that many militants thrown into the river not to be captured. Above the city rises smoke. From time to time heard the roar of the bombing. The streets are the decaying bodies.
Recall that on 29 June the Iraqi defense Ministry announced about the end of the battle for Mosul. According to the statement, in the Old city there is continuing resistance to militant groups, and the authorities of the Islamic state in Mosul has come to an end.
On 2 July the command of the Iraqi forces reported that in the Old city are four pockets of resistance fighters. «We still have to release jihadists from the areas of al-Nujeifi, AC-Shed, and part Lakasha and Women Jadida», — declared the General Shakar Jawdat.