Monday, November 7, 2016

Mosul Campaign Day Twenty-One, Nov 6, 2016


The Golden Division entered a new neighborhood in Mosul, Noor. Otherwise the unit was busy fighting in the other areas of the city it breached. Combat has been very intense with a constant wave of car bombs and Islamic State fighters attacking from the rear via the extensive tunnel system it has built up. That accounts for the slower pace of the advance, and the lack of news on the twenty-first day of the campaign.

In the south, the Federal police finally took Hamam al-Alil along with three villages nearby. Now that was secured the Iraqi forces will be attacking the Mosul airport.

The army’s 9th and 16th Divisions coming from the north and south liberated four more villages.

SOURCES

Iraq Oil Report, "Inside Mosul: Nov. 6, 2016," 11/6/16

Mostafa, Mohamed, "Iraqi forces liberated Razkia village south of Mosul," Iraq News, 11/6/16

Rudaw, "Iraqi forces clear liberated areas of ISIS, IEDs on day 21," 11/6/16

Xinhua, "Iraqi forces retake last town south of Mosul," 11/6/16



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