IRAQI FORCES PUSH TOWARD MOSQUE BLOWN UP BY ISIS

MosulIn their battle for Mosul, Iraqi forces are pushing toward a landmark mosque blown up last week by the Islamic State group.

Special forces Maj. Gen. Sami al Aridi says his troops won’t enter the destroyed al Nuri Mosque complex since militants have likely rigged it with explosives but will work to secure the area.

Thursday’s development comes as Iraqi forces are pushing through the last ISIS-held neighborhood in Mosul, the so-called Old City, to the west of the Tigris River.

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