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Iraq Begins Long-Awaited Battle to Retake ISIS Stronghold

Kurdish forces began advancing on villages east of Mosul, hours after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the launch of a campaign to retake the city. In the first phase, troops will encircle the city, seeking to cut it off and prevent Islamic State fighters from fleeing, particularly west into Syria.
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