ISIS weapons from Saudi Arabia seized by Iraqi Army Forces in Mosul
Several boxes of weapons from Saudi Arabia were discovered by the Iraqi counter-terrorism forces while they were combing through this depot in the recently liberated parts of Western Mosul, Al Masdar reported.
Video footage of the Iraqi counter-terrorism forces seizing these weapons was captured by a local media station, it shows the entire cache of weapons from Saudi Arabia.
The development came as the Iraqi forces are closing on to the complete libaration of Mosul with ISIL militants now controling merely three districts in Mosul city, namely the Al-Shafaa, Al-Zinjiji, and Old City neighborhoods. These ISIL-held areas are centered along three bridges on the western bank of the Tigris River.
The Old City district is nevertheless the most densely populated neighborhood across Mosul and houses the Al-Nouri mosque where ISIL leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi declared the caliphate in 2014. It is also composed of small buildings and narrow streets that favor ISIL-style guerrila warfare.
A few isolated sniper nests are still scattered elsewhere while Iraqi sappers constantly endanger themselves by having to deal with booby traps and mines in liberated residential areas.