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    According to media reports, the counterterrorist units of the Iraqi army liberated on Thursday Zahra quarter in eastern Mosul from the militants of the Daesh terrorist group.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) The counterterrorist units of the Iraqi army liberated on Thursday Zahra quarter in eastern Mosul from the militants of the Daesh terrorist group, local media reported citing security sources.

    "Anti-terrorist units have freed Zahra quarter in eastern Mosul," a source in the security forces of the Nineveh province told Alsumaria TV channel.

    During the last weeks, seven other quarters in Mosul were reported to be freed from the Daesh militants.

    On October 17, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi announced the start of the operation to retake Mosul, which has been occupied by Daesh militants since 2014. The offensive has resulted in liberation of large territories and prompted many terrorists of the group outlawed in Russia to flee Iraq.

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    counter-terrorism, Daesh, Iraq, Mosul
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