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Iraq launches offensive on last Islamic State stronghold in Mosul

Reuters India Sunday, 19 February 2017
BAGHDAD/SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Sunday launched a ground offensive to dislodge Islamic State militants from their remaining stronghold in Mosul, in the western part of the city, and put an end to their ambitions for territorial rule in Iraq.
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News video: Inside Iraq's reform center for teen jihadists

Inside Iraq's reform center for teen jihadists 01:49

Wearing funky beads, Laith Abbas comes across as just another Iraqi teenager trying to look cool, until he describes how he clutched an AK-47 assault rifle at checkpoints along with other Islamic State militants who terrorised Mosul. Matthew Larotonda reports.

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