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Iraqi Army Makes Significant Gains in Mosul Battle

The Iraqi army said it took full control of one more district of east Mosul on Sunday (December 11), pushing back ISIS militants in a slow and hard-fought advance into the city whose one million residents face growing shortages of fuel, water and food.

A military statement said elite Counter Terrorism Service troops took over the neighbourhood of al-Noor, expanding their area of control in the east of the city.

Despite the reported advance, the army's progress in Mosul remains painstakingly slow, with soldiers facing brutal counter attacks from the hugely outnumbered but well prepared and heavily armed terrorists who have controlled the city since mid-2104, Reuters reported.

Source: Al Alam

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