MOSUL — Three Islamic State (IS) suicide bombers were killed as they sneaked from western Mosul to the eastern side of the city, the military intelligence department announced.
According to a statement released by the department on Sunday, the 16th division killed three IS suicide attackers, including a leader and his assistant, who were wearing suicide belts and carrying more explosives.
The men managed to sneak from western Mosul into the eastern areas of the city, trying to target civilians and security personnel in the liberated areas.
Earlier the same day, the Iraqi War Media Cell released a statement, saying that 30 IS members were killed while fleeing western Mosul to its liberated eastern side via the Tigris River.
Meanwhile, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul and congratulated the Iraqi forces and the local citizens on the victory over the IS militants, who had held the second largest Iraqi city since 2014.