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Iraqi army retakes 2 more areas of W. Mosul: Commander

IRAQI ARMY RETAKES 2 MORE AREAS OF W. MOSUL: COMMANDER

The Iraqi army on Wednesday recaptured two more neighborhoods of western Mosul from the Daesh terrorist group, according to an Iraqi army commander.

In a televised statement, Abdulamir Yarallah, commander of an ongoing army campaign to retake the city, said Iraqi troops had successfully "liberated" the Al-Khatuniya and Al-Tawaleb neighborhoods of western Mosul's Old City district.

On Saturday, Federal Police Lieutenant-General Raed Jawdat also announced the recapture of the Old City's Al-Shifa district from Daesh militants.

The Iraqi military remains engaged in a wide-ranging campaign -- which began last October -- to recapture the entire city of Mosul.

In mid-2014, Daesh overran the city, which now represents the embattled terrorist group's last stronghold in northern Iraq.

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