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The Latest: IS attacks Iraqi special forces with car bombs | Fox News

The Latest: IS attacks Iraqi special forces with car bombs | Fox News

The Latest on the campaign to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State group (all times local):

10 a.m.

Islamic State militants have unleashed at least four suicide car bombs against Iraqi special forces as they advanced on the militant-held town of Bartella east of Mosul.

One of the car bombs exploded after being shot by a tank. It was not immediately clear if anyone was killed or wounded in the attacks.

Iraqi special forces charged into battle early Thursday, joining a massive operation to retake the IS-held city of Mosul.

Source: The Latest: IS attacks Iraqi special forces with car bombs | Fox News