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    A woman who is fleeing the fighting between Islamic State and the Iraqi army in the Intisar district of eastern Mosul, walks past a military humvee while heading to safer territory in Iraq November 7, 2016.

    Iraqi Prime Minister Arrives in Mosul Amid Ongoing Anti-Daesh Offensive

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    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi arrived on Tuesday in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul that is a battlefield between the government troops supported by allied militia units and the Daesh terror group, outlawed in Russia, the Rudaw broadcaster reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Earlier on Tuesday, Iraqi police reported that the government forces had managed to free the building of Mosul police department and a judicial department from terrorists.

    The Iraqi operation to recapture Mosul, the key stronghold of Daesh in Iraq, began in October 2016 and resulted in the liberation of Mosul’s eastern part this January. Fighting continues in the city's west.

    According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), more than 45,000 people have fled western Mosul in past few days.

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    International Organization of Migration (IOM), Daesh, Haider Abadi, Iraq, Mosul
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