Central Bank, Mosul museum and administration building taken during assault on western bank of Tigris river
Iraqi forces have moved deeper into western Mosul, overrunning a district and edging closer to the most symbolic site of Islamic State’s rule, the Great Mosque of al-Nuri where the “caliphate” was proclaimed more than two years ago.
In a push along the western bank of the Tigris river, federal police units seized an administration building, the Central Bank and the Mosul museum, a site previously used as a meeting point for senior Isis leaders. The assault initially met fierce resistance, but that had ended by dawn on Tuesday.
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