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The battle for Mosul: what we know

BAGHDAD: Iraqi forces advanced into east Mosul on the 19th day of the operation to retake the militant-held city. Here are some facts about the country's biggest military operation in years. Where are the Iraqi forces? Iraq's elite Counter-Terrorism Service pushed into the Al-Karama area of eastern Mosul on Friday, a few days after it and Iraqi regular army forces reached the outskirts of the city. Soldiers have also advanced toward the northern edge of the city, while Kurdish forces have also gained ground north…