Iraqi troops geared for fresh east Mosul offensive

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‘Iraqi forces are gearing up for a three-pronged attacked against Daesh terrorists in the city of Mosul following a two-week lull in their anti-terror operations, says a high-ranking Iraqi commander.

The commander of Iraq’s counterterrorism forces in eastern Mosul, Lieutenant General Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi, made the announcement in an interview published by the Associated Press on Wednesday.

He noted that federal police units have joined units from the military’s 9th Division located to the southeast of Mosul and that forces have taken positions alongside units from the army’s 16th Division on city’s northern side.’

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