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In Mosul, Iraqi forces push toward mosque blown up by ISIS


[6/29/2017 6:39:03 AM]

AMMONNEWS - In their battle for Mosul, Iraqi forces are pushing toward a landmark mosque blown up last week by ISIS.

Special forces Maj. Gen. Sami al-Aridi says his troops won’t enter the destroyed al-Nuri Mosque complex since militants have likely rigged it with explosives but will work to secure the area.

Thursday’s development comes as Iraqi forces are pushing through the last ISIS-held neighborhood in Mosul, the so-called Old City, to the west of the Tigris River.

Iraqi and coalition officials say ISIS explosives destroyed the building while the militant group says a US airstrike was to blame.

*AP

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