The Prophet Nahum had this to say about the future of ancient Nineveh about 2,700 years ago…
Nahum 3:1 Woe to the bloody city, completely full of lies and pillage; her prey never departs.
Nahum 3:3 Horsemen charging, swords flashing, spears gleaming, many slain, a mass of corpses, and countless dead bodies. They stumble over the dead bodies!
See video below for geographical information and analysis in Mosul.
July 6, 2017: Roughly nine months later from the beginning of hostilities, ISIS appears to be on their way out of town.
The Mosul Offensive to liberate ancient Nineveh began in October 2016. The goal was to rid the city of ISIS or Daesh. In January of 2017, eastern Mosul was controlled by the Iraqis. ISIS was left only on the west side of the Tigris River. One month later in February, the battle for western Mosul began.
The toll on the city has been great. The devastation has been tremendous with thousands of lives lost. Tens of thousands of citizens have been displaced. Water and food shortages are at critical levels. Health care supplies have dwindled as well as the number of caregivers. Property losses are reported to be in the billions.
News began to leak early in the day, Iraqi forces were having a successful day against ISIS. At the time, only two small pockets of resistance were noted. One was on the western shore of the Tigris River and a second was located in the heart of the Old City.
Remaining ISIS fighters have been reported to be shaving their beards and escaping the city.
ISIS has been reported to use their own children as human shields.
Multiple, independent journalists are beginning to indicate ISIS has been eradicated from Mosul.
@Mosuleye is reporting that Mosul has been fully captured.
The Danish reporter Chris Tomson of the independent publication Al Masdar News has tweeted out the following.
Bunch of reports coming in indicating #Mosul has been 100% liberated moments ago. Expecting Haider Al-Abadi, Iraqi PM, speech tomorrow.
It would appear Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi will be making the announcement tomorrow, Friday, July 7, 2017.
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