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Battle for Mosul: Iraqi Special Operations Forces begin fresh offensive amid Isis suicide bombs | IB Times
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Battle for Mosul: Iraqi Special Operations Forces begin fresh offensive amid Isis suicide bombs | IB Times

Iraqi Special Forces, which have formed the vanguard of US-backed efforts to retake the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, have begun a reinvigorated advance into eastern Mosul.

The Associated Press reported the fresh offensive was supported by artillery bombardments and air strikes, sending smoke billowing across the city. Mortars fired from Islamic State (Isis) held areas of the city wounded at least five children as they fled the fighting.

Source: Battle for Mosul: Iraqi Special Operations Forces begin fresh offensive amid Isis suicide bombs