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Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces close in on IS-held city

 

Iraqi special forces are closing in on the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul after two weeks of fighting to regain control of the city from the extremists.

Our Middle-East correspondent Alex Rossi is embedded with the Golden division on the frontline, who at one point advanced to within a kilometre of Mosul.

He sent this report from the town of Bazwaya, where coalition troops have come under heavy fire from IS resistance.

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Islamic State’s tactics in the battle for Mosul

 

Booby traps, suicide vehicles, tunnels and propaganda. These are the tactics Islamic State is using in the battle for Mosul in Iraq.

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The battle for Mosul: Sky crew under fire from Islamic State

 

The assault on Mosul was months in the planning and within hours it was clear it would not be an easy victory.

Iraqi and Kurdish forces started moving in on the Islamic State stronghold and immediately came under attack.

Among those with them, our Chief Correspondent Stuart Ramsay. He travelled with Division One of the Kurdish Peshmerga to the town of Bertella to the east of Mosul.

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