Armed Islamists terrorist groups have destroyed one of the military helicopters participating in the operation to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul.

These information are confirmed by the representatives of staff in the joint command of anti-terrorist operation. About it reports “Russian conversation”.

According to the data, both drivers who drove the vehicle, was killed.

The helicopter at the time of incident was engaged in attacks in the area of terrorist positions in the neighborhoods of Western Mosul. Technique gave for the organization of air support units of the Federal police of Iraq.

The latter are fighting against the Islamist gangs is in close proximity to “old town” in Mosul.

Previously, “Russian conversation” passed in the Iraqi government believe highly probable to completely purify the city by the end of spring this year . Currently in the outskirts of Mosul are at most about one and a half thousand fighters.