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Iraqi Forces in Mosul Close in on Key IS Mosque

Iraqi helicopters on Sunday fired rockets near a key mosque in the contested city of Mosul, as ground forces closed in on the site where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a self-styled caliphate in 2014. Video showed billowing black smoke and mushroom clouds near the al-Nuri Mosque, as helicopters hovered overhead and civilians in the densely packed Old City fled to safety. U.S. and Iraqi analysts have eyed the mosque as the jihadists' unofficial administrative...

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