The Iraqi army publically announced that they have recaptured all the districts of Mosul east of the Tigris river from ISIS militants. The battle for the east portion of the city began in November of 2016 and after fierce fighting and an intense bombing campaign by Iraqi and Coalition war planes the area has been secured by Iraqi special operations forces. The civilians of eastern Mosul have begun to rebuild their homes and resume normal life in their neighborhoods to the best of their ability with food and water shortages. ​Civilians in the eastern districts queue in long lines for prescription drugs and food from the Iraqi army and private charities. The damage on the eastern districts of Mosul is extensive after thousands of airstrikes on business and residential areas and relentless fighting between the Iraqi security forces and ISIS militants. This first phase of the battle for Mosul has lef roughly 1,000 civilian deaths and over one hundred thousand fleeing for their lives since the US led offensive began in October 2016. The Iraqi army greatly outnumbers the militants though the militants reside among the civilian population using their homes as bases and civilians as shields making advances extremely difficult for the Iraqi army. Now the warring groups share the largest river in Iraq that separates them until the Iraqi army pushes into the west bank of Mosul the last reming stronghold of the self proclaimed caliphate in Iraq. 

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