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Iraqi security forces approaching main government complex in western Mosul - officer
February 28, 2017 / 8:25 AM / 9 months ago

Iraqi security forces approaching main government complex in western Mosul - officer

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces are getting close to the main government complex in western Mosul in their offensive to dislodge Islamic State militants from their last stronghold in the city, a military media officer said on Tuesday.

Iraqi Special Forces soldiers walk on a street before they search a house for Islamic State fighters in Mosul, Iraq February 27, 2017 REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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

Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Janet Lawrence

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