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Iraq: Civilians evacuated as Iraqi forces advance against IS in Sabat Ashar Tammuz02:24

Iraq: Civilians evacuated as Iraqi forces advance against IS in Sabat Ashar Tammuz

Iraq, Mosul
May 18, 2017 at 19:26 GMT -00:00 · Published

The evacuation of civilians from the Sabat Ashar Tammuz neighbourhood of Mosul, continued on Thursday, as the Iraqi forces advanced on areas held by self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) in the city's north-west.

Iraqi forces aided civilians to get to safety under ongoing sniper fire and shelling.

Iraqi forces are attempting to regain territory and close in on IS fighters in Mosul's Old City, with around 12 sq. km of territory remaining under IS control. Latest official statements estimate Mosul will be recaptured before the start of the holy month of Ramadan on May 27.

The military operation against IS in Mosul began on October 17 last year. IS captured the city in 2014 and the offensive is now fronted by the US-led anti-IS coalition and the Iraqi military.

Iraq: Civilians evacuated as Iraqi forces advance against IS in Sabat Ashar Tammuz02:24
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The evacuation of civilians from the Sabat Ashar Tammuz neighbourhood of Mosul, continued on Thursday, as the Iraqi forces advanced on areas held by self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) in the city's north-west.

Iraqi forces aided civilians to get to safety under ongoing sniper fire and shelling.

Iraqi forces are attempting to regain territory and close in on IS fighters in Mosul's Old City, with around 12 sq. km of territory remaining under IS control. Latest official statements estimate Mosul will be recaptured before the start of the holy month of Ramadan on May 27.

The military operation against IS in Mosul began on October 17 last year. IS captured the city in 2014 and the offensive is now fronted by the US-led anti-IS coalition and the Iraqi military.

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