ISIS terrorists surrender to Counter Terrorism units in Mosul
A video has been released reportedly showing ISIS fighters crawling out of their tunnels to surrender to Counter Terrorism units in Mosul after the city was reclaimed from jihadists. The clip, uploaded to Twitter on Wednesday, appears to show wounded fighters, one using a pair of crutches, walking away from a destroyed building.
The men can be seen with black hoods over their faces as they are led away by Counter Terrorism forces.
Meanwhile, Iraqi forces clashed with Islamic State militants holding out in Mosul’s Old City on Wednesday, more than 36 hours after Baghdad declared victory over the jihadists in what they had declared the de facto Iraqi capital of their ‘caliphate’.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s victory announcement signalled the biggest defeat for the hardline Sunni group since its lightning sweep through northern Iraq three years ago. But pockets of Mosul remain insecure and the city has been heavily damaged by nearly nine months of gruelling urban combat.
Civilian activity has quickly returned to much of Mosul and work is underway to repair damaged homes and infrastructure, something the United Nations estimates will initially cost more than $1 billion.