Iraqi forces make fresh gains in southeast Mosul – military statement

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Iraqi forces drove back Islamic State militants in southeastern Mosul on Thursday, making gains in an area where advances have been particularly tough, the military said in a statement.

Rapid response units from Iraq’s federal police advanced in the Sumer district, which lies on the eastern bank of the Tigris river, and also in neighbouring Sahiroun, the statement reported by state television said.

Forces have pressed forward much more slowly in that area than units in the east and northeast, who have taken control of a number of neighbourhoods in the past week.

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