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White Flags Waved in Mosul Entrance of Gogjali

Iraqi Special Forces are holding their positions in Mosul neighbourhood of Gogjali a day after entering the ISIS-held city for the first time since 2014.

No new advances planned for Wednesday after poor weather hampers visibility for aircraft and drone support, Guardian reports.

Iraqi Special Forces units in Gogjali inside the city's limits took control of the local state television building.

Reports said guns had largely gone silent in Gogjali after intense fighting on Tuesday but sporadic rifle and artillery fire could be heard.

Also civilians in the Gogjali neighborhood of Mosul waved White Flags on Wednesday as Iraqi Special Forces paused their advance into the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, IS and Daesh) group stronghold on Wednesday.

The guns were largely silent in Gogjali, which is inside Mosul's city limits but just outside more urban districts.

Sporadic rifle cracks could be heard as well as some army artillery fire on ISIS positions.

The pause came a day after Iraqi troops set foot in the city for the first time in more than two years, gearing up for urban warfare expected to take weeks, if not months, AP reports.

Source: Al Alam


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