For the first time in the battle of Mosul .. the evacuation of the entire population of the Old City

For the first time in the battle of Mosul .. the evacuation of the entire population of the Old City

4-3-2017

For the first time in the battle of Mosul - the evacuation of the entire population of the Old CityTwilight News / Federal police chief said on Monday that his troops Stgele all residents of the old city of Mosul before embarking on a military operation and wide.

Team Raed Shakir Jawdat said in a press statement reported to Twilight News, said that “the federal police forces continue their operations of military ground and aircraft march the backing of artillery field continue to target the headquarters of the terrorist organization still and moving its defenses and slow progress towards the Al-Nouri mosque through three main axes.”

He added Jawdat, the forces “open safe corridors to evacuate the entire population of the old city before embarking on military operations and extensive.”

Since the launch of Mosul liberation campaign in October / October last, Iraqi forces were urging residents to stay in their homes and not to flee towards the camps.

But Iraqi forces are facing great difficulty in progress within the old city nearly two weeks ago because of the nature of the area characterized by narrow and overcrowded warren of population, which makes the use of armored vehicles and heavy weapons is like impossible.

The move also comes after the killing of hundreds of civilians over the past two weeks as a result of the fighting and aerial bombardment.

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