Islamic State fighters are shaving their beards and dressing as women to escape troops advancing on Mosul. The fight to drive the jihadist from Mosul is going faster than planned. Government sources claim the terror group is retreating to Syria.
Captured were two young, clean-shaven men who admitted they were trying to avoid been killed or arrested. Isis are using suicide car bombers, roadside explosions and snipers to keep the military from advancing.
Jihadist have told all residents to hand in their mobiles. However, Civilian fighters have been assisting troops, including a mystery gunman called The Sniper of Mosul who has eliminated several jihadis.
The Prime Minister of Iraq Haidar al-Abadi said: “The forces are pushing towards the town more quickly than we thought and more quickly than we had programmed.