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Iraq special forces advance further in eastern Mosul: spokesman | Reuters

Iraq special forces advance further in eastern Mosul: spokesman | Reuters

Iraqi special forces made further advances against Islamic State in Mosul on Monday, pushing militants out of another district a day after driving them back to the eastern bank of the Tigris river, a spokesman said.

The elite counter-terrorism service (CTS) had taken full control of the Baladiyat district and encircled neighbouring Sukkar, Sabah al-Numan told Reuters.

The advance also consolidated Iraqi forces’ control of several districts close to the ruins of the ancient Assyrian city of Nineveh, east of the river.

Source: Iraq special forces advance further in eastern Mosul: spokesman | Reuters