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Iraqi Forces Close In On Mosul, But Tough Battles Lie Ahead


Iraqi government and Kurdish peshmerga forces say they are within 25 kilometers of the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, three days into an operation seen as crucial in defeating the terror group. As Henry Ridgwell reports, the closer the advancing forces get to the city, the more difficult the fighting is likely to become – and the more dangerous the situation becomes for the civilians trapped in the city.

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