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  Tamuz 14, 5777 , 08/07/17

Iraqi army close to retaking Mosul

The Iraqi military is "tens of meters" away from recapturing Mosul from ISIS, despite ISIS' major counterattack on Friday, Iraqi commanders said.

"Our units are still continuing to advance... Not much is left before our forces reach the river," The Joint Operations Command said Saturday.

The Iraqi army began trying to retake Mosul in October 2016.

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