mosul - Fighters from Islamic State (IS) have in the eastern part of the Iraqi city of Mosul opened counterattack by Iraqi forces and their allies. An Iraqi military spokesman said that the fighting surely 23 IS fighters and ten Iraqi soldiers were slain.
According to the army spokesman is Wednesday asked succeeded in driving back the IS fighters. Iraqi forces began, supported by some Kurdish and Shiite militia units, on October 17 on the offensive against Mosul.
Iraqi units are now ten days in the east of the city, which is being held since 2014. In Iraq, Mosul is the last major city that the terrorists are still in control.