Iraq strikes ISIS in Mosul days after declaring victory

Iraqi forces clashed with ISIS militants holding out in Mosul’s Old City on Wednesday, more than 36 hours after Baghdad declared victory over the jihadists.

Although civilian activity has quickly returned to much of Mosul, local people said that Iraqi forces exchanged gunfire with the militants in their final Mosul bases just before midnight and throughout the day. Army helicopters strafed the Old City and columns of smoke rose into the air, though it was unclear if these came from Iraqi fire or bombs set off by ISIS.

An Iraqi military official said ISIS militants are still hiding in several pockets of the city. Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, the top US general in Iraq said that as many as several hundred ISIS insurgents could still be in Mosul.

Source: VOV5

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