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Iraqi forces edge into Mosul, major urban warfare lies ahead

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The Islamic State group is forcibly gathering people in and around Mosul for possible use as human shields against advancing Iraqi forces, said residents, confirming UN fears. AP

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Iraq launched a massive operation to retake Mosul from the extremists a little more than two weeks ago, and its forces have reached the eastern outskirts of the city. AP

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Elite Iraqi forces entered the city after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned jihadists who hold it that they have no choice but to surrender or die. AP

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For CTS's "Mosul Regiment" fighting for the city, retaking it is a matter of pride. AP

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The recapture of Mosul by Iraqi forces could spell the end of the group's days as a land-holding force in Iraq and deal a death blow to the "caliphate". AP


Published Date: Nov 03, 2016 16:02 PM | Updated Date: Nov 03, 2016 16:03 PM

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