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Iraqi Forces Slow Advance on Mosul’s Eastern Side

Iraqi troops inside the embattled city of Mosul slowed their advance Sunday on the city’s eastern front where Islamic State militants have taken over neighborhoods. “There are a lot of civilians, and we are trying to protect them,” said Lieutenant Colonel Muhanad al-Timimi. “This is one of the hardest battles that we’ve faced till now.”  On Saturday, an Iraqi general said his forces trying to encircle the city had driven Islamic State extremists out of a key town on the city’s...

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