IS car bombs target Iraqi troops in Mosul

IS car bombs target Iraqi troops in Mosul
Iraqi troops in Mosul.

Iraqi troops came under a wave of attacks from IS militants as they launched a new offensive in Mosul.

Major General Haider al-Maturi, of the Federal Police Commandos Division, said IS militants dispatched at least six suicide car bombs, which were all destroyed before reaching the troops, as they edged closer to a government complex in the west of the city.

He said militants were also moving from house to house and deploying snipers in heavy clashes with troops.

Maj Gen Al-Maturi said his troops launched a fresh offensive early on Sunday morning in the Dawasa neighbourhood, adding they were about 500m away from the government complex.

The Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen TV aired live footage showing thick black smoke almost covering the sky amid a heavy exchange of fire.

PA

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