As reported by Reuters news agency, four days after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory, Iraqi forces hit further pockets of resistance from Islamic State militants in Mosul’s Old City on Friday. Residents report army helicopters flew overhead and explosions could be heard. The U.S.-led coalition backing the Iraqi military campaign said it had conducted two air strikes in the Mosul area a day earlier, destroying 22 fighting positions and a tunnel.
The victory of U.S.-backed Iraqi forces in Mosul marked the biggest defeat for Islamic State, which is also under siege in the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa, its operational base.
Reuters report found here.