ISIL attack kills two in 'liberated' eastern Mosul

Terror group reportedly using drones to target army personnel, civilians in city’s ‘liberated’ eastern districts

ISIL attack kills two in 'liberated' eastern Mosul

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least two civilians were killed and more than 20 others injured in attacks carried out by ISIL extremists late Wednesday in areas of eastern Mosul recently captured by the Iraqi army, according to a local police source.

"ISIL is using bomb-laden drones to drop explosives on security personnel and civilians in eastern Mosul," Jabbar Hasan, a local police officer said.

"ISIL carried out three attacks [in eastern Mosul] Wednesday, leaving two people dead and another 23 injured," Hasan said, noting that targeted areas had included the city’s Al-Jazzar, Al-Iqtisadiyyen, Al-Arabi and Al-Zuhoor districts.

"Iraqi security forces are having difficulties dealing with these drones, which ISIL uses at night, making it hard to shoot them down," he added.

Mosul is currently the target of a wide-ranging army offensive aimed at recapturing the northern city, which ISIL overran in mid-2014.

Late last month, the army announced the "total liberation" of eastern Mosul following three months of fighting.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Şubat 2017, 14:39