Mil­i­tary in Mo­sul push

Herald Sun - - WORLD -

IRAQ’S mil­i­tary has pushed deeper into Mo­sul’s Old City, tak­ing two more dis­tricts from Is­lamic State and com­ing closer to to­tal con­trol of the city.

The army’s 16th in­fantry di­vi­sion cap­tured Hadarat alSaada and al-Ah­madiyya. The areas are north­west of the his­toric Grand al-Nuri Mosque, which the mil­i­tants de­stroyed last week.

IS still con­trols the mosque’s grounds and about half of the ter­ri­tory in the Old City. A US-led in­ter­na­tional coali­tion is pro­vid­ing air and ground sup­port.

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