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Iraqi forces make progress in western Mosul

Iraqi government forces have regained control of two neighborhoods in the western part of Mosul in a new phase of joint operations with allied fighters from Popular Mobilization Units to push ISIS terrorists out of their last urban stronghold in the country.

 

 

Iraqi government forces have regained control of two neighborhoods in the western part of Mosul in a new phase of joint operations with allied fighters from Popular Mobilization Units to push ISIS terrorists out of their last urban stronghold in the country.

Major General Haider al-Maturi of the Federal Police Commandos Division told The Associated Press that his troops marched into the Tayaran neighborhood of Mosul, located some 400 kilometers north of the capital Baghdad.

Nine of the explosive-laden cars were blown up before reaching their targets, while the last one left two police officers dead and five others wounded, the Iraqi commander said, adding that his forces had captured two militants – an Iraqi national and a foreigner speaking Russian.

The development came shortly after the commander of Nineveh Liberation Operation, Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Yarallah, announced that members of the Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) had liberated Ma’moun neighborhood in western Mosul.

 

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