Airport assault drives western Mosul offensive

Isis control

Iraqi control

Isis controls the city west of the Tigris, home to 750,000 civilians

Eastern Mosul was retaken by Iraqi security forces in January after a three-month campaign

Tigris

University

Nineveh

ruins

 

Great Mosque

City limits

Mosul

Airport

2 km

Abu Saif

2 miles

Iraqi forces will use Mosul airport to launch operations into the city’s fortified western suburbs once they have secured full control

City limits

Tigris

river

University

Nineveh ruins

 

Iraqi control

Isis control

Inoperable

bridges

Isis controls the city west of the Tigris, home to 750,000 civilians

Eastern Mosul was retaken by Iraqi security forces in January after a three-month campaign

Great Mosque

Mosul

Airport

Military base

Iraqi forces will use Mosul airport to launch operations into the city’s fortified western suburbs once they have secured full control

Abu Saif

2 km

2 miles