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Iraq's army encircles Islamic State in Mosul's Old City: military

Reuters Tuesday, 20 June 2017 ()
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's army said it encircled Islamic State's stronghold in the Old City of Mosul on Tuesday after taking over an area to the north of the territory.
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News video: Islamic State Fighters Defend Mosul's Old City

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Islamic State fighters are defending their remaining stronghold in the Old City of Mosul. As U.S.-backed Iraqi forces slowly advanced Sunday, the fighters crept along narrow back alleys and slipped from house to house through holes in the walls. The historic district, and a tiny area to its north,...

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