IS has been forced to retreat in Iraq. The Iraqi army has managed to liberate eastern Mosul from the terrorist organization. Many people who fled Iraq's second-largest city are now returning home.
Government troops have taken Ghazlani army base, an important launch pad for pushing "Islamic State" militants out of the city. About 750,000 civilians are still trapped in the western part of Mosul.
A top military official has warned of 'fiercer' resistance as Baghad-led forces advance to the center of the city. Aid organizations have called for more support amid a looming humitarian crisis.
Government troops and local fighters took control of the city's airport as they fought to push "Islamic State" out of their last stronghold in the city. Losing Mosul could spell the end of IS' power in the country.
The Iraqi army has launched military operations to retake western Mosul from the so-called "Islamic State." Iraqi troops began a huge offensive in October to retake the city from the militants.
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