Iraqi forces retake two key areas in west Mosul

Iraqi forces retake two key areas in west Mosul

Iraqi police say the recapture of al-Kur and al-Tawafa will enable civilians to move to safer areas.


Iraqi forces in Mosul have said they have captured two key neighbourhoods in its offensive to retake the western part of the city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS). 
Adel Ahmed, the captain of the federal police, said control of the al-Kur and al-Tawafa will allow for a safe corridor for civilians to leave the city.
 Liberating both districts will allow opening secured corridors for the exit of civilians to safer areas,” he told the DPA news agency.
Ahmed also said Saturday's advance followed intense clashes between Iraqi forces and ISIL fighters.

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