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Iraqi Special Forces Near Mosul From the East In a Dawn Assault | TIME

Iraqi Special Forces Near Mosul From the East In a Dawn Assault | TIME

Iraqi special forces advanced on the Islamic State-held city of Mosul from the east on Monday, taking heavy fire but entering the last village before the city limits and clearing a path that was followed by army units.

Armored vehicles, including Abrams tanks, drew mortar and small arms fire as they moved on the village of Bazwaya in the dawn assault, while allied artillery and airstrikes hit IS positions.

Car bombers are trying to stop the advance, but the troops, just 2 miles (3 kilometers) from Mosul’s eastern outskirts, aim to enter it later in the day, Brig. Gen. Haider Fadhil said.

Source: Iraqi Special Forces Near Mosul From the East In a Dawn Assault | TIME