The Prime Minister of Iraq Haidar al-Abadi, the TV channel Al Sumaria said that for a complete victory over the «Islamic state» requires another three months.
«By all indications, Iraq will need three months to defeat ISIS,» he said.
Currently, the Iraqi army is conducting an operation to liberate Mosul. Dec 17, Iranian news Agency Tasnim reported that in Mosul, Iraqi security forces had arrested one of the Vice of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
The report noted that the operation to arrest high-ranking militants of the «Islamic state» was conducted in Eastern Mosul, after receiving intelligence from data. Together with him were detained 15 militants of the terrorist organization. To his arrest, and another 15 militants, brought the intelligence.
However, the forces of popular mobilization «Hashd SHAABI» continue the operation to liberate Mosul in the Northern and Western outskirts of the city. Fighters «Hashd SHAABI» reported that in the fighting was liquidated at least 30 foreign mercenaries «Islamic state», and was also destroyed seven armored vehicles.