29 Dec '16, 3pm

#Iraqi #Mosul Offensive Resumes #DefeatDaesh @CJTFOIR

SOUTHWEST ASIA — Today, with Coalition air and artillery support, the Iraqi Security Forces announced that several elements of the Iraqi Army, Federal Police and Counter Terrorism Service initiated a simultaneous advance along three axes in Mosul to defeat ISIL. On the north axis, units of the 16th Division of the Iraqi Army advanced south to clear additional neighborhoods as they take new ground. On the east axis, Counter Terrorism Service units pushed west and south along two fronts. On the south axis, units of the Federal Police began clearing neighborhoods to the North. The Iraqi multi-axis advance opens two new fronts within the city and increases pressure on ISIL's dwindling ability to generate forces, move fighters or resupply. Since the start of the Mosul operation on Oct. 17 , the Coalition has struck ISIL with more than 7,650 munitions in support of the Iraqi Sec...

Full article: http://www.centcom.mil/MEDIA/PRESS-RELEASES/Press-Release...

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