SNAPSHOTS

Jan. 18: East Mosul Has All But Fallen

MIN READJan 18, 2017 | 22:10 GMT

In spite of a few remaining hotspots, the military is in control of the right bank of the Tigris.
Mosul is falling steadily into the hands of Iraqi government forces. Now, three months into the offensive, the military has pushed the Islamic State out of an estimated 95 percent of the eastern portion of the city. Progress in the east is critical. Once in control of the eastern banks of the Tigris River -- which bisects Mosul -- anti-Islamic State forces can turn to concentrate on the west.

(Stratfor)

Mosul is falling steadily into the hands of Iraqi government forces. Now, three months into the offensive, the military has pushed the Islamic State out of an estimated 95 percent of the eastern portion of the city. Progress in the east is critical. Once in control of the eastern banks of the Tigris River -- which bisects Mosul -- anti-Islamic State forces can turn to concentrate on the west....

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