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ISIS begins destroying bridges to halt Mosul offensive

11 January 2017 10:21

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Media officials with the Ministry of Defense (War Media Cell) announced on Tuesday, that ISIS detonated two bridges in the city of Mosul, in order to hinder the advance of security of security forces to the western side of the city, IraqiNews reported.

The officials said in a press statement, “Today, ISIS detonated the 5th bridge and the iron bridge in the western side of Mosul.”

“ISIS detonated the bridges in order to hinder the advance of security forces to the western side of Mousl,” the statement added.

Iraqi forces have reached a portion of the east side of the Tigris river which divides Mosul in two halves. Iraqi forces continue their operation to liberate the entirety of East Mosul before crossing the Tigris.
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