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ISIS to lose its Iraqi capital as special forces push to retake town south of Mosul | Daily Mail Online

ISIS to lose its Iraqi capital as special forces push to retake town south of Mosul | Daily Mail Online

Iraqi special forces led an operation on Tuesday aimed at retaking the jihadist-held town of Qayyarah, a key staging base for operations to attack Mosul, military sources said.

Qayyarah lies on the western bank of the Tigris river, about 60 kilometres (35 miles) south of Mosul, the Islamic State group’s last major urban stronghold in Iraq.

‘The operation started at dawn with the participation of Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) and army forces,’ Brigadier General Firas Bashar told AFP.

Source: ISIS to lose its Iraqi capital as special forces push to retake town south of Mosul | Daily Mail Online