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    Federal police members take cover during a battle with Daesh fighters at Bab al Beed district in the old city of Mosul, Iraq, March 31, 2017

    Daesh Leader, Possibly From Russia, Killed in Mosul

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    Military Operation to Retake Mosul From Daesh (225)

    The Iraqi federal police reported Tuesday that a military leader of the Daesh terrorist group (banned in Russia), known as Abu Hajir al-Rusi, possibly an immigrant from Russia, was killed in Mosul.

    MOSUL (Sputnik) — Federal police chief  Lt. Gen. Raed Shaker Jawdat said the terrorist was killed by a missile strike in western Mosul.

    The city of Mosul has been occupied by Daesh, outlawed in many countries, including Russia, since 2014. The operation to retake it began on October 17, 2016 and resulted in the liberation of Mosul’s eastern part this January, but fighting continues in the city's western areas. The operation to liberate it started on February 19.

    Military Operation to Retake Mosul From Daesh (225)


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