World Bulletin / News Desk
Iraqi security forces have retaken more than a third of west Mosul from the ISIL group since launching an assault on the area last month, a commander said Sunday.
"Around more than a third of the right bank (west Mosul) is under the control of our units," Staff Major General Maan al-Saadi said
Iraqi forces launched the operation to retake west Mosul -- the most populated urban area still under IS control -- on February 19, pushing up from the south.
IS overran large areas north and west of Baghdad in 2014, but Iraqi forces backed by US-led air strikes and other support have since retaken most of the territory they lost.
Iraqi forces launched a major operation to retake Mosul in October, recapturing the eastern side of the city before setting their sights on the smaller but more densely-populated west.
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