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Statement: Over 1200 ISIS militants killed in Western Mosul since February

Wednesday 14-06-2017 - 09:00 PM
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Mosul (Iraq) - Federal Police declared that more than 1200 ISIS militants, including snipers and leaders, have been killed since launch of offensives in Western Mosul.
In a statement on Tuesday, Lt.Gen. Shaker Jawdat said 27 leaders and 214 snipers were killed, while 300 square kilometers were retaken since operations began in Western side of Mosul, IraqiNews reported.
Federal Police troops, according to Jawdat, killed more than 1000 militants, destroyed 865 booby-trapped vehicles and defused 780 landmines since February.
Iraqi troops reported progress and announced recapturing of al-Zanjili district, located North of the Old City, which is home to the Grand Nuri al-Kabeer mosque, from which ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared establishing caliphate in 2014.
Iraqi government forces recaptured Eastern Mosul in January after three months of fighting, and launched another offensive in mid February to retake the Western side of the city.

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