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Iraqi special forces hold positions after entering Isis-held Mosul | The Guardian

Iraqi special forces hold positions after entering Isis-held Mosul | The Guardian

Iraqi special forces are holding their positions in Mosul a day after entering the Islamic State-held city for the first time since 2014.

Amid poor visibility for the US-led aircraft and drones that have backed Iraqi forces in their assault on the country’s second largest city, special forces general Haider Fadhil told Associated Press no new advances within Mosul were planned for Wednesday.

Fighting continued on the southern approaches to the city, where Iraqi troops took four small villages.

Source: Iraqi special forces hold positions after entering Isis-held Mosul | World news | The Guardian