US-backed Iraq says battle against ISIS for Mosul nearly won

BAGHDAD, May 16 (Reuters) – Iraqi forces have dislodged Islamic State from all but 12 square km of Mosul, a military spokesman said on Tuesday, after planes dropped leaflets into the city telling civilians the battle was nearly won.

Seven months into the U.S.-backed campaign, the militants now control only a few districts in the western half of Mosul including the Old City, where Islamic State is expected to make its last stand.

Source: US-backed Iraq says battle against ISIS for Mosul nearly won

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