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Iraqi Army, Peshmerga Troops Make Advances in Liberating Mosul from Daesh

© AFP 2021 / AHMAD AL-RUBAYEShiite fighters from the Popular Mobilization Forces arrive in an area south of Mosul
Shiite fighters from the Popular Mobilization Forces arrive in an area south of Mosul - Sputnik International
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According to Sputnik’s sources in the Iraqi Army, government forces and Peshmerga troops in the framework of Mosul operation were able to make significant advances in liberating strategic quarters of the city.

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The troops managed to free a number of strategic positions on the southern and eastern outskirts of Mosul from Daesh, in particular an important strategic quarter of Kadisiye was liberated.

At present, work to neutralize bombs and booby-traps is ongoing. Just a day earlier, the Iraqi forces also liberated most of the Selam area in the east.

According to Sputnik Turkey, the Iraqi Army advanced slowly due to a large civilian presence in the area. For this same reason the government forces did not use any heavy weapons.

During the fierce clashes in Selam area, the jihadists suffered serious losses.

Currently, Daesh is showing resistance in Mosul by using vehicles stuffed with explosives and snipers. In turn, the Iraqi Army has destroyed these vehicles with missiles.

The Iraqi operation to retake Mosul from terrorists has been going on for over a month since October 17. The battle for the city began with 4,000 Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and 30,000 Iraqi soldiers backed by the US-led anti-terror coalition advancing on the city from the east, west and south.

Mosul has been occupied by Daesh since 2014.

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