Iraqi Troops Advance in Eastern Mosul Amid Fierce Clashes 1 234 567

Iraqi Troops Advance in Eastern Mosul Amid Fierce Clashes

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Iraqi special forces troops began battling Islamic State militants in two eastern Mosul neighborhoods Monday as they continued their push toward the Tigris River which divides the city, according to Iraqi media reports and field commanders.

Maj. Gen. Sami al-Aridi said two special forces units began moving into the Shurta and Andalus neighborhoods early Monday morning and were advancing slowly amid IS resistance.

"The pace is medium, we're moving slowly because the forces are...

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