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    Iraqi troops liberated Qayyarah airbase some 60 miles south of Mosul in the northern Nineveh governorate from Daesh militants, the governor Nofal Hammadi said Saturday, as quoted by local media.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Iraqi forces are carrying out operations in the Nineveh governorate in preparation for an assault on Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city that has been under Daesh control since 2014, Alsumaria TV network reported.

    Daesh, which is a militant jihadist group outlawed in many countries, including Russia, overran large parts of Syria and Iraq in 2014 amid the ongoing civil war in Syria.

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