Iraqi elite troops push further in Mosul's North East

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Military officials say the Counter Terrorism Service has pushed into the northeastern district of Sadeeq. Elite troops were seen targeting Daesh drones. Fighting is also ongoing in the neighboring district of Hadba. Retaking the two districts and nearby areas will allow the army to secure more ground along the Tigris River. Iraqi forces are also fighting street battles with the terrorists in the South Eastern district of Somar. A top Iraqi commander says recapturing the entire city could be complete in three months.

A spokesman for the special forces spearheading the campaign says eighty percent of Eastern Mosul has been retaken so far. Baghdad is looking to build on gains along the river bank, which will be used as a launching pad to dislodge Daesh from the city’s west. Military operations to recapture Iraq's second largest city from the Daesh Takfiri group began on October 17th.

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