Smoke rises from from the old city during a battle against ISIS militants, in Mosul, Iraq March 21, 2017. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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Iraqi forces gained ground from ISIS in Mosul and have deployed snipers in the Old City to target the extremists, officers said Tuesday.Iraqi interior ministry forces are now battling ISIS in the Old City, where hundreds of thousands of civilians are believed to reside, while the Counter-Terrorism Service is fighting to reclaim areas further west.Iraq's Joint Operations Command announced on Tuesday that CTS forces had recaptured the Al-Risala and Shaqaq Nablus areas of west Mosul.
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