Iraqi Forces Make Fresh Gains in Southeast Mosul


Iraqi Forces Make Fresh Gains in Southeast Mosul
  1. Iraqi Forces Make Fresh Gains in Southeast Mosul
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    Iraqi forces drove back Islamic State terrorists in southeastern Mosul on Thursday, making gains in an area where advances have been particularly tough, the military said in a statement. Rapid… Read more » The post Iraqi Forces Make Fresh Gains in Southeast Mosul appeared first on Hamodia. In related news: Iraqi Forces Edge Closer to Mosul on Southern Fronts Iraqi Forces Battle IS in Western Town, Far From Mosul Under Dusty Fog Cover, IS Strikes Iraqi Forces Near Mosul…
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Members of the Iraqi rapid response forces fire a missile toward Islamic State terrorists in Sumer district of eastern Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday. (Reuters/Alaa Al-Marjani)

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces drove back Islamic State terrorists in southeastern Mosul on Thursday, making gains in an area where advances have been particularly tough, the military said in a statement.

Rapid response units from Iraq’s federal police advanced in the Sumer district, which lies on the eastern bank of the Tigris river, and also in neighboring Sahiroun, the statement reported by state media said.

Forces have pressed forward much more slowly in that area than units in the east and northeast, which have taken control of a number of neighborhoods in the past week.

The army’s elite Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) has spearheaded advances in eastern Mosul.

The U.S.-backed campaign to recapture Mosul, Islamic State’s last major stronghold in Iraq, has pushed ahead with renewed vigor since the turn of the year, after troops got bogged down…

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