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Iraq forces say they recaptured over 90% of Mosul

Iraqi forces have recaptured nearly 90 percent of west Mosul from the Islamic State group after retaking the city’s eastern side earlier this year, a military spokesman said on Tuesday.

An Iraqi-modified T-72M tank belonging to the pro-government Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary forces advances towards the UNESCO-listed ancient city of Hatra, southwest of the northern city of Mosul, during an offensive to retake the area from Islamic State (IS) group fighters, on April 26, 2017. (AFP Photo/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
An Iraqi-modified T-72M tank belonging to the pro-government Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary forces advances towards the UNESCO-listed ancient city of Hatra, southwest of the northern city of Mosul, during an offensive to retake the area from Islamic State (IS) group fighters, on April 26, 2017. (AFP Photo/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)

IS still controls “10.5 percent of… the right bank,” Brigadier General Yahya Rasool, spokesman for the Joint Operations Command, told a news conference in Baghdad, referring to west Mosul.

— AFP

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