Iraqi forces have fully captured Al-Shifa district near Mosul's Old City from Daesh terrorist group, according to a top police commander.
In a televised statement on Saturday, federal police commander Lieutenant General Raed Jawdat said his forces have reached the banks of the Tigris River.
Al-Shifa district was the last district held by Daesh outside Mosul's Old City.
The Iraqi military remains engaged in a wide-ranging campaign -- launched last October -- to recapture the entire city of Mosul, which Daesh overran in mid-2014.
On Thursday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced the collapse of Daesh statelet in Mosul.
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