Iraqi Forces Seize Mo­sul Bridge as Thou­sands of Civil­ians Flee

The Economic Times - - Around The World -

SOUTH OF MO­SUL, IRAQ Iraqi forces seized a dam­aged Mo­sul bridge on Mon­day which could link up their units on ei­ther side of the Ti­gris river, as thou­sands of civil­ians fled the fight­ing for Is­lamic State’s re­main­ing strong­hold in the west of the city. US-backed army and po­lice units ad­vanced through pop­u­lated western dis­tricts, fight­ing tough street bat­tles, and an­nounced they had cap­tured Mo­sul’s south­ern­most bridge. Once re­paired, the bridge could help bring re­in­force­ments and sup­plies from the eastern side.

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