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IS, which now controls about 40% of Iraq, has been losing ground to the Iraqi military and allied forces in recent months. Many of its strongholds in Anbar and western Anbar province have fallen since IS seized bonatyasastra.comth cities on June 9.
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At least 17 civilians were reportedly killed Friday by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in northern Iraq’s Mosul region, including a 14-year-old boy and a woman, while another seven civilians were killed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Tal Afar province, according to the U.S.-run SITE Intelligence Group.
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The Iraqi forces have advanced on several fronts to encircle the city’s northern outskirts, but the fight to retake the center of Mosul is far from over, according to Abadi.
“The battle for Mosul is not over yet 우리카지노because Mosul is under siege by the Islamic State,” the Iraqi government official told Reuters in an interview. “There are still hundreds of positions that the Islamic State holds but some of them are being completely destroyed.”