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Iraqi special forces enter base by Mosul airport | Stripes
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Iraqi special forces enter base by Mosul airport | Stripes

An Iraqi military spokesman says Iraqi special forces have entered a sprawling military base next to Mosul’s airport on the southern edge of the city.The push came shortly after Iraqi federal police forces earlier on Thursday entered the airport grounds, taking control of the runway and exchanging fire with Islamic State militants hunkered down inside the airport buildings.The two-pronged advance is part of a U.S.-baked offensive aimed at driving the Islamic State group from western Mosul.

Source: Iraqi special forces enter base by Mosul airport – Middle East – Stripes