Video: Scenes of the Iraqi Special Forces in the process of liberating a neighborhood east of Mosul from ISIS on Thursday morning.
, Iraq — Iraq’s Special Forces are continuing to push back Islamic State militants in the eastern sector of .
Friday’s fighting in the Quds neighborhood came a day after Iraqi forces broke a two-week lull in fighting to stage a multi-pronged offensive in eastern east of the Tigris River.
The latest push, aided by airstrikes and artillery from a U.S.-led coalition, is taking place under clear and sunny skies.
Iraqi government forces launched a large-scale offensive in mid-October to retake , the last major urban center held by the extremist group in Iraq. The offensive, however, had stalled about two months later because of the presence inside of some one million civilians, stiff IS resistance and the lack of urban warfare experience among some Iraqi units.