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Daesh Said to Lose Ground as Coalition Closes on Mosul

By Maher Chmaytelli and Michael Georgy BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Oct 18 – Iraqi and Kurdish forces closing in on Mosul said on Tuesday they had secured some 20 villages on the outskirts of the city in the first day of an operation to retake what is Daesh’s last major stronghold in Iraq. With around 1.5 million people

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