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    Iraqi Prime Minister Confirms Eastern Part of Mosul Liberated From Daesh

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    The Iraqi forces liberated the eastern part of the city of Mosul and its center, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi said Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier on Wednesday, the channel reported that Iraqi forces freed the east of the city, citing the head of Iraqi counter-terrorism service.

    "The promise of the final liberation and the total victory in Mosul is close, and the efforts of our heroic forces in the completion of the original plan of cleansing the left [Eastern] side on most of the fronts and liberating the center of Mosul city, has been successful," Abadi said in a statement obtained by Al-Sumaria TV channel.

    In October 2016, Iraqi forces, backed by the US-led international coalition, began an offensive to liberate Iraqi city of Mosul from Daesh.

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