BAGHDAD U.S.-backed Iraqi forces arrived at the vicinity of Mosul airport on Monday following dislodging Islamic Point out fighters from a nearby hill, the Iraqi armed forces said in a statement.
The Iraqi forces introduced the offensive on Sunday to seize the west side of Mosul that stays beneath the control of the militants. The militants were dislodged from the jap aspect of the metropolis last thirty day period.
The Iraqi forces intention to acquire the airport, just south of Mosul, and turn it into a near aid base for the offensive into the metropolis alone.
(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli Modifying by Gareth Jones)