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    Iraqi special forces soldiers move toward the front line during fighting against Daesh in western Mosul, Iraq, March 17, 2017.

    Less Than 1000 Daesh Fighters Remain in Mosul - Coalition

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    The number of fighters belonging to Daesh that are present in Mosul has decreased to less than a thousand.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The number of fighters belonging to Daesh (banned in Russia) that are present in the Iraqi city of Mosul has decreased to less than a thousand, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesperson Col. Ryan Dillon said in a briefing on Thursday.

    "The estimate that we currently have right now is less than a thousand," Dillon stated when asked about the number of Daesh terrorists remaining in west Mosul.

    Syrian army as well as numerous armed groups, such as the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been fighting against Daesh that had occupied vast territories of the Middle Eastern country, including Raqqa. The SDF are currently conducting the Wrath of Euphrates operation aimed at liberation of the de-facto capital of the self-proclaimed Daesh caliphate.

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