Iraqi troops three miles from Mosul, reports say


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Iraqi special forces were three miles from Islamic State-held Mosul on Monday, entering the last village to the east of the Iraqi city, according to media reports
Armored vehicles rolled the village of Bazwaya at dawn, while allied artillery and airstrikes hit Islamic State positions, the Associated Press reported.
A Humvee packed with explosives deployed by the militant group, also known as ISIL or ISIS, attempted to ram the Iraqi forces but the troops opened fire on it, blowing up the vehicle, the AP said.
"The operation to liberate the left bank of Mosul has started," a military statement said Monday, according to Al Jazeera.
Iraqi security forces and Kurdish peshmerga fighters began their offensive to recapture the city from ISIL two weeks ago, with support from the U.S.-led coalition against the militants. They were later joined by thousands of Shiite militia members.
ISIL captured Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, two years ago. It is the last major city in Iraq held by the group.

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