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    Iraqi Army Chases Daesh From Nimrud During Operation to Liberate Mosul

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    The Iraqi Armed Forces took full control of the ancient city of Nimrud located southwest of Mosul, and previously held by Daesh terrorists, Alsumaria TV channel reported Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Iraqi forces cleared the entire city from Daesh militants, Alsumaria TV reported, citing the army's command.

    The operation to retake Mosul from Daesh has been ongoing for almost a month now.

    Nimrud, located some 20 miles from Mosul, was founded over 30 centuries ago. According to media reports, Daesh started mass destruction of the Assyrian city back in 2015, while Mosul and the nearby areas have been under Daesh's control since 2014. The city was damaged during the US-led invasion in Iraq in 2003, but Daesh reportedly destroyed the major sites to the core.

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