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Wednesday, 02 November 2016 - 9:17
Mosul battle: Iraqi special forces enter city
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Iraqi forces have for the first time entered the outskirts of Mosul, as they attempt to drive Islamic State (IS) militants from the northern city.

Elite Counter-Terrorism Service troops seized control of the state TV building in Kukjali hours after launching an assault on the eastern district.

Army units are also pushing into the south-eastern Judaydat al-Mufti area, according to the military.

On Monday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told the 3,000 to 5,000 militants believed to be inside Mosul, which they overran in June 2014, that there was "no escape" and to "either surrender or die".
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