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Iraqis Close In On Tigris River, Force Isis To Retreat In Mosul

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Iraqi special forces closed in on the Tigris river that runs through central Mosul on Saturday, advancing in parallel with other troops and forcing the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) to retreat in its last major stronghold in the country.

ISIS has been driven out of more than half the areas it held east of the Tigris river, which bisects the city, but is still in control of the west. It will be harder for the jihadists to defend Mosul once Iraqi forces reach the river. – READ MORE

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