Skip to main content (Press Enter).
U.S. Central Command
VISITORS AND PERSONNEL
SOCIAL MEDIA SECURITY
AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY
OPERATIONS AND EXERCISES
OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE
REQUEST A SPEAKER
REQUEST A COLOR GUARD
OPERATIONAL CONTRACT SUPPORT
Press Release View
Iraqi CTS secures key buildings
Release No: 17-023 Jan. 13, 2017
January 13, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
The Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service raised the Iraqi flag above the Ninawah Governorate and Counsel buildings as well as structures at Mosul University on the east side of the city Jan. 13, 2017.
"We congratulate the Iraqi Security Forces on their continued progress in Eastern Mosul," said Combined Joint Task Forces Operation Inherent Resolve Spokesman, Colonel John Dorrian. "Work still needs to be done but ISIL's days in Mosul are quickly coming to an end."
The Iraqi Security Forces have made significant progress clearing the East side of Mosul since they reinitiated offensive operations to liberate the city. The Iraqi Security Forces joined their three axes and successfully pushed ISIL to the Tigris River liberating several neighborhoods and thousands of people from ISIL's brutal captivity.
The Coalition is committed to supporting its Iraqi partners in the liberation of Mosul and the effort to militarily defeat ISIL.