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Iraq’s special forces shrink ISIS stronghold in western Mosul | Stripes
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Iraq’s special forces shrink ISIS stronghold in western Mosul | Stripes

Iraq’s special forces declared their aspect of the mission to reclaim Mosul completed on Saturday. However heavy fighting still looms between other Iraqi forces and the Islamic State group as IS clings to a dwindling portion of Iraq’s second largest city.

IS still controls some eight square kilometers of western Mosul, including the dense Old City where some of the toughest battles are expected to play out. It remains to be seen which of the multiple government forces encircling Mosul will be tasked with assaulting the final IS stronghold districts.

Source: Iraq’s special forces shrink ISIS stronghold in western Mosul – Middle East – Stripes