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IRBIL, Nov 25 (KUNA) — The Iraqi army said Friday its forces regained control of more than 25 neighborhoods in Mosul since the launch of offensive to liberate the northern city of so-called Islamic State (IS).
The army’s anti-terror forces, making constant gains on the ground, entered the east side of Mosul and was liberating areas as they advance, General Abdulameer Yarullah, deputy commander of joint operations of Nineveh, said in a statement.
Iraqi forces were also closing in from the west, north and southwestern sides of Mosul, liberating many villages and clearing areas from mines and IEDs.
Iraqi government and popular forces, supported by the international coalition, have been launching an offensive for more than a month now to liberate Mosul.