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Iraqi forces almost reach main government complex in ISIS-held western Mosul

28 February 2017 15:03


Iraqi security forces are getting close to the main government complex in western Mosul in their offensive to dislodge ISIS from their last stronghold in the city, a military media officer said on Tuesday according to Reuters.

“The provincial council and the government building are within the firing range of the Rapid Response forces,” a media officer with the elite Interior Ministry units announced.

Since the Iraqi forces launched its operation to liberate western Mosul, the fighting units have made rapid advancements by expelling ISIS from Mosul airport, a military base, a major bridge and a handful of districts.

Meanwhile, a police chief has claimed that over 900 ISIS fighters have been killed since the operation to liberate western Mosul began.

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