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Soldier wounded in Mosul armed attack

NINEWA, Sept. 20 (Iraqi News) – An Iraqi serviceman on Saturday was injured in an armed attack that targeted a checkpoint in eastern Mosul city, an Iraqi army source said. “An armed group launched an attack on al-Karama checkpoint in eastern Mosul . Security personnel fired back at the group members and a solider was wounded,” the source, who requested anonymity, told Aswat al- Iraq – Voices of Iraq – (Iraqi News). The soldier was taken to a hospital for treatment, the source explained, noting that the gunmen fled to an unknown destination. Mosul , the capital city of Ninewa , lies 405 km north of Baghdad . The original city of Mosul stands on the west bank of the Tigris River, opposite the ancient biblical city of Nineveh on the east bank, but the metropolitan area has now grown to encompass substantial areas on both banks, with five bridges linking the two sides. Despite having an amount of Kurdish population, it does not form part of the area controlled by the Kurdistan Regional Government Kurdistan RegionG). There are different communities in Mosul like Christians, Shiites and Kurds along with a Sunni majority. The fabric Muslin, long manufactured here, is named for this city. Another historically important product of the area is Mosul marble. The city is also a historic center for the Nestorian Christianity of the Assyrians, containing the tombs of several Old Testament prophets such as Jonah, Yunus in Arabic, and Nahum. SS (S) 1

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