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Iraqi Troops Begin Risky Urban Operations in Mosul

Iraqi troops were moving cautiously Thursday in a neighborhood just inside the city limits of Mosul, going slowly from house-to-house to ensure the safety of civilians. The soldiers had to be wary of booby-trap bombs as well as ambushes and sniper fire from Islamic State militants, who are being urged by their leader to remain and resist losing the last major city they hold in Iraq. The breach into the city of Mosul, which IS seized more than two years ago, triggered the exodus of...

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