- Title: Iraqi forces in hunt for bombs in captured areas in Mosul's Old City
- Date: 9th July 2017
- Summary: OLD CITY, MOSUL, IRAQ (JULY 9, 2017) (REUTERS) SMOKE RISING ABOVE DESTROYED BUILDINGS, RUBBLE AND DEBRIS IN STREET HEAP OF METAL WRECKAGE AND DESTROYED BUILDING IN STREET STREWN WITH RUBBLE IRAQI FEDERAL POLICE AND EMERGENCY RAPID DIVISION (ERD) OFFICERS WALKING IN PAST DEMOLISHED BUILDING ERD MEMBER WALKING THROUGH RUBBLE PAST PILES OF METAL DAMAGED PART OF DEMOLISHED BUILDING / RUBBLE-STREWN AREA EMBLEM OF ISLAMIC STATE PAINTED ON INSIDE WALL (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) FEDERAL POLICE AND EMERGENCY RAPID DIVISION (ERD) LIEUTENANT COLONEL, ABDUL RASOOL HADI ABDUL KARIM, SAYING: "Daesh deploy snipers on the roofs and the buildings and planes detect and target them, therefore Daesh is to blame for the destruction and damage caused" NARROW PASSAGE OF DAMAGED SHOPS COVERED WITH RUBBLE AND METAL / SECURITY FORCES WALKING THROUGH RUBBLE FEDERAL POLICE OFFICER WALKING THROUGH RUBBLE INSIDE DAMAGED BUILDING ERD AND FEDERAL POLICE MEMBERS STANDING ON RUBBLE OF BUILDING FEET OF DEAD MILITANT BURIED UNDER RUBBLE FEDERAL POLICE MEMBERS WALKING THROUGH RUBBLE BODY OF DEAD MILITANT BURIED UNDER RUBBLE FOOT OF MILITANT UNDER RUBBLE FEDERAL POLICE OFFICER DISPLAYING EXPLOSIVES BELTS AND MATERIAL EXPLOSIVE MATERIAL (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) FEDERAL POLICE BOMB EXPERT, QUSAY MOHAMMED, SAYING: "These are explosives and triggers belonging to Daesh. We defused two bombs and explosive belts." GROUP OF IRAQI SECURITY FORCES STANDING IN STREET SURROUNDED BY DEBRIS, RUBBLE AND DESTROYED BUILDINGS IRAQI FLAG FLYING FROM DESTROYED BUILDING GROUP OF FEDERAL POLICE STANDING IN WRECKAGE OF BUILDING GROUP OF IRAQI SECURITY FORCES BY BUILDING SEEN THROUGH HOLE IN CORRUGATED SHEET OF METAL CLOUD OF SMOKE RISING BEHIND DEMOLISHED BUILDINGS / AUDIO OF BOMBINGS ERD OFFICERS WALKING PAST DEMOLISHED BUILDING ERD OFFICERS WALKING ALONG ROAD LINED BY DEMOLISHED BUILDINGS
- Embargoed: 23rd July 2017 13:48
- Keywords: Iraqi forces Mosul's Old City bomb hunting Mosul offensive
- Location: OLD CITY, MOSUL, IRAQ
- City: OLD CITY, MOSUL, IRAQ
- Country: Iraq
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA0016OZVPZB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES
Iraqi security forces searched damaged buildings for bombs in the Old City of Mosul on Sunday (July 9), ahead of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's visit to the city.
The Iraqi prime minister congratulated the armed forces for their "victory" over Islamic State after eight months of urban warfare.
Federal police and Emergency Rapid Division (ERD) officers searched in the rubble of buildings destroyed in the offensive. Dead bodies of militants were seen buried under the rubble and a Federal Police bomb expert said they had found explosives and triggers belonging to IS.
A U.S.-trained elite Iraqi force battling Islamic State in the Old City of Mosul reached the Tigris riverbank, state TV said on Sunday, indicating that the insurgents' last redoubt in the city was on the verge of falling.
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