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JAYVEE: Tough resistance from Islamic State slows Iraqi advance on Mosul. The front lines were la…

JAYVEE: Tough resistance from Islamic State slows Iraqi advance on Mosul. The front lines were largely quiet after fierce fighting as Kurdish forces pushed to retake a string of villages on the edge of their territory and turn them into new footholds closer to Mosul. The city is the last main stronghold for the Islamic […]
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News / International Affairs : CBSNews: World

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