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August 23, 2016 10:08 am

Iraqi Forces Lead Operation to Retake Jihadist-Held Town South of Mosul

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Mosul, Iraq. Photo: Sgt. Michael Bracken via Wikimedia Commons.

Mosul, Iraq. Photo: Sgt. Michael Bracken via Wikimedia Commons.

Iraqi special forces led an operation on Tuesday aimed at retaking the jihadist-held town of Qayyarah, a key staging base for operations to attack Mosul, military sources said.

Qayyarah lies on the western bank of the Tigris river, about 60 kilometres (35 miles) south of Mosul, the Islamic State group’s last major urban stronghold in Iraq.

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