Iraqi special forces work to clear Isis fighters from eastern edge of Mosul

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Pace of advance slows as Iraqi forces push into city’s more heavily populated areas

Iraq’s special forces have been working to fully clear neighbourhoods on Mosul’s eastern edge of Islamic State militants as suspected Isis bombings killed at least 20 people elsewhere around the country.

The current phase and slower pace highlight the challenges ahead for Iraqi forces as they press into more populated areas deeper inside Mosul – where the civilian presence means they will not be able to rely as much on airstrikes.

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