The forces are close to Gog Jalil, a district in the city which fell to Daesh in July 2014.
According to Kurdpress reporter at the war front, Afshin Gholami, the Iraqi forces took the control of Bartaleh and Hamdaniyeh Christian villages in southeastern Mosul and advanced towards the city and now are 5 kilometers away from the city.
Meanwhile the Kurdish forces of Peshmerga have tightened their siege on the city from Bashiqa war front and are planning to conduct operation in Mosul.
Peshmerga, Iraqi army and the anti-Daesh coalition are conducting an operation to seize the control of Mosul from Daesh. The operation started on October 17.
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