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Iraqi forces advance on February 23, 2017 as they enter Mosul airport on the southern edge of the jihadist stronghold for the first time since the Islamic State group overran the region in 2014.Backed by jets, gunships and drones, forces blitzed their way across open areas south of Mosul and entered the airport compound, apparently meeting limited resistance but strafing the area for suspected snipers.
Iraqi forces advance on February 23, 2017 as they enter Mosul airport on the southern edge of the jihadist stronghold for the first time since the Islamic State group overran the region in 2014.Backed by jets, gunships and drones, forces blitzed their way across open areas south of Mosul and entered the airport compound, apparently meeting limited resistance but strafing the area for suspected snipers.

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Liberation of Mosul and Raqqa "will be a crushing blow on the enemy," says Deputy Commander of Operation Inherent Resolve, Major Gen. Rupert Jones.

Major Gen: 'Tough days ahead' in fight for Mosul

Liberation of Mosul and Raqqa "will be a crushing blow on the enemy," says Deputy Commander of Operation Inherent Resolve, Major Gen. Rupert Jones.