Report: Iraqi police enter last town south of Mosul

November 4, 2016 22:38

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces advancing north along the Tigris river towards Mosul reached the last major town before the city on Friday, a police commander said.

Major-General Thamer al-Husseini said federal police forces entered a district of Hammam al-Alil, about 20 km (12 miles) south of the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul which Iraqi army forces have been attacking for several days.

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