Iraqi forces recapture government offices in Mosul city from Islamic State (IS) terror group

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Iraqi special forces soldiers move on foot through an alley on the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq, Nov. 4, 2016. Heavy fighting erupted in the eastern neighborhoods of Mosul Friday as Iraqi special forces launched an assault deeper into the urban areas of the city and swung round to attack Islamic State militants from a second entry point to the northeast. VOA

Baghdad, March 7, 2017: Iraqi forces on Tuesday recaptured government offices in Mosul city from the Islamic State (IS) terror group.

The Federal Police command said in a statement that the forces took over the water and sewage department’s offices along with the police directorate and the courts complex in western Mosul’s district of Dindan, Iraqi News reported.

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Earlier on Monday, Iraqi forces recaptured al-Sumoud district before storming the nearby al-Mansour, all near the city centre.

Mosul fell to IS militants in 2014, and had been proclaimed as the capital of the group’s “Islamic Caliphate” before Iraqi forces recaptured the eastern part in January. (IANS)

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