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Iraqi forces launch nighttime raid in new phase of Mosul campaign | Business Insider
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Iraqi forces launch nighttime raid in new phase of Mosul campaign | Business Insider

Elite Iraqi troops bridged a river under the cover of darkness to seize a district of Mosul in an unprecedented night raid early on Friday, part of a new phase in the battle to capture the city from Islamic State after weeks of slowed momentum.

Since last week, Iraqi forces have launched a renewed push to seize ground in the nearly three month-old offensive to capture the city, after progress stalled last month because of a need to slow the advance to protect civilians.

Source: Iraqi forces launch nighttime raid in new phase of Mosul campaign – Business Insider