The command of the Iraqi army said that the terrorist group «Islamic state» launched a counterattack on the army positions in the Old city of Mosul. The attack was repulsed.
During the counter-offensive of the jihadists involved a significant number of bombers. However, according to the command, the enemy failed to achieve even local success.
Independent sources reported that ISIS attacks were not limited to Old town, which became the scene of heavy fighting. The militants set fire to a house.
Lieutenant-General Raed Jawdat announced that under the control @of the Islamic state@ remains about 2.5 square kilometers. Troops need to go another 600 meters to win.
The operation to liberate Mosul began in October 2016 and was supposed to end before the New year. However, due to fierce resistance of the jihadists to take the Old city is not possible.