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Iraqi Forces Preparing Advance on South Mosul

Iraqi security forces are preparing to advance toward Mosul airport on the city’s southern edge to increase pressure on Islamic State militants fighting troops who breached their eastern defenses, officers said on Thursday.

MOSUL, IRAQ - NOVEMBER 7: Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government's peshmerga forces attend the operation to clear Bashiqa Town as the operation to retake Iraq's Mosul from Daesh terrorists continues, in Mosul, Iraq on November 7, 2016. A much anticipated Mosul offensive to liberate the city from Daesh began midnight of …