Iraqi forces say major Islamic State attack blocked outside old city of Mosul

By REUTERS
June 25, 2017 21:48
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ERBIL, Iraq, June 25  - Iraq's armed forces blocked a major wave of attacks by Islamic State suicide bombers outside the Old City of Mosul on Sunday, a military statement said.

The attacks targeted Hay al-Tanak, a poor neighborhood west of the Old City, the last stronghold of the militants in Mosul.

It is the first wave of attacks reported outside the Old City since the battle to capture the historic district from Islamic State started a week ago.


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