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Federal police advances toward Hadba Minaret in central Mosul

Federal police advances toward Hadba Minaret in central Mosul
Federal police carry their weapons during a battle against Islamic State militants, at the entrance to the city of Dawasa in Mosul, Iraq, March 5, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani – RTS11ISC


Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi Federal Police Chief, Lieutenant General Raed Shaker Jawdat announced on Thursday, that security forces advanced toward al-Hadba Minaret, in central the city of Mosul.

Jawdat said in a press statement that troops of the Federal Police continued their advance toward al-Hadba Minaret, after recapturing Qadib al-Ban, in western Mosul.

The Federal Police troops also continue raiding IS-held areas, backed by snipers and drones, in the vicinity of the Great Mosque of Nuri, as well as opening safe havens for civilians to leave the city, Jawdat added.

Earlier today, Federal Police and Rapid Response Forces freed Qadib al-Ban district, in western Mosul, from the Islamic State and raised the Iraqi flag above the buildings.


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