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Operation to retake Mosul has begun: Iraq PM on TV

AFP  |  Baghdad 

Operations to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State group have begun, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced early today on state television.

"The time of victory has come and operations to liberate Mosul have started," he said in an address broadcast by the Iraqiya channel.

"Today I declare the start of these victorious operations to free you from the violence and of Daesh (IS)," he said, addressing residents of the Mosul region.

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First Published: Mon, October 17 2016. 04:48 IST