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Iraqi Troops Liberate From Daesh Two Territories East of Mosul

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Iraqi army near Mosul - Sputnik International
Iraqi security forces liberated two areas from Daesh, fighting to the east of the country's northern city of Mosul occupied by the terrorists, the commander of the operation said.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Lt. Gen. Abdul Amir Yarallah said that the control over the areas had been established after the Iraqi servicemen killed dozens of terrorists.

"Counterterrorrism units have established their control over two areas: al-Urubjia and al-Kadisia as-Saniya," Lt. Gen. Abdul Amir Yarallah was quoted as saying by Alsumaria TV channel on Saturday.

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Mosul has been occupied by the IS, which is outlawed in Russia and the United States among other nations, since 2014.

On October 17, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi launched the operation to retake the city. The operation began with 4,000 Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and 30,000 Iraqi soldiers backed by the US-led anti-terror coalition.

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