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Mosul assault: forces launch mass attack on Iraqi city in bid to oust Isis – latest

The Iraqi army and Kurdish peshmerga fighters are converging on Iraq’s second-largest city, which has been in the hands of Islamic State since 2014 4.56am BST Reporters on the scene have been tweeting about the beginning of the offensive. Advancing across the plains #Peshmerga in the battle for #Mosul pic.twitter.com/A46TYX4dMR Sun coming up over Mosul. Growing # of thuds from airstrikes & artillery in the area.
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