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Iraqi army makes more gains in operation to retake Mosul

Smoke billows from an area near the Iraqi town of Bashiqa, some 25 kilometers north east of Mosul, on October 20, 2016, during an operation against Daesh militants to retake the main hub city. (AFP)

Ali Musawi
Press TV, Mosul

A week into the operation to liberate Mosul from Daesh terrorists, the Iraqi army backed by Kurdish Peshmerga and Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs) has made major gains. They have taken control of the town of Bashiqa, 19 kilometers from Mosul and the Christian town of Bartella.


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