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Iraqi Troops Retake 70 Percent of East Mosul From ISIS

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The Iraqi joint operations commander said on Thursday that troops battling the Islamic State have retaken roughly 70 percent of eastern Mosul from the terrorist group.

Lieutenant General Talib Shanghati told Reuters that Iraqi troops expect to reach the Tigris River that divides the city in the next few days. Shanghati, who also heads the Iraqi counterterrorism service, said assistance from residents has helped accelerate the government’s operation to liberate Mosul. – READ MORE

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