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    Iraqi Troops Liberate One More District in Eastern Mosul From Daesh

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    The troops of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service have liberated one more district in the eastern part of the northern country's city of Mosul occupied by the Daesh terrorist group, a source in the service told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.

    MOSUL (Iraq), (Sputnik) — On Tuesday, Iraq’s anti-terror chief Lt. Gen. Abdel Ghani Asadi said that his counterterrorism service had liberated 25 districts of Mosul in the ongoing operation.

    The troops of the Iraqi service had forced Daesh militants from the eastern Mosul's district of Aha Sania, the source said.

    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 already resulted in liberation of a number of cities previously controlled by the jihadist group, which is outlawed in many countries, including Russia.

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