Islamic State fighters launch counterattacks in west Iraq's Mosul neighbourhood
Iraq's Ministry of Defence says Islamic State fighters have launched a string of counterattacks in a western Mosul neighbourhood that was previously declared free of Islamic State.
Irbil (Iraq): Iraq's Ministry of Defence says Islamic State fighters have launched a string of counterattacks in a western Mosul neighbourhood that was previously declared free of Islamic State.
The attacks come as Iraqi forces continue to move in on the last pocket of territory the militants hold in the Old City.
Army spokesman Brigadier General Mohammed Al-Khodari says Islamic State sleeper cells set fire to houses and cars on Sunday afternoon. Fighting lasted into the night in the Tanak neighbourhood on Mosul's far western edge.
He says by Monday morning the situation was under control.
Iraqi forces launched an operation to retake the Old City — the Islamic State group's last stronghold in Mosul — just over a week ago, more than eight months after the fight to retake Iraq's second-largest city officially began.
Biden said the US military will continue to assist Iraq in its fight against the Islamic State, and the security relationship will be focused on training and intelligence-sharing
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