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Iraqi military official says troops seize road west of Mosul - state TV
March 8, 2017 / 2:28 PM / 7 months ago

Iraqi military official says troops seize road west of Mosul - state TV

Displaced Iraqi boy who flees his home cries as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul, Iraq March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi army units and Shi‘ite paramilitary forces took control of a road leading west out of Mosul towards the flashpoint town of Tal Afar on Wednesday, state television reported a military official as saying.

The army’s 9th Armoured Division and two Shi‘ite fighting forces took control of the Mosul-Kasik road, “isolating the right bank (western side of Mosul) from Tal Afar,” the state TV reported in a news flash.

Reporting by John Davison; editing by John Stonestreet

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