BAGHDAD, 24th March, 2016 (WAM) – Iraqi Armed Forces announced today the start of a military operation to retake Mosul City, north of the country, from the terrorist organisation, Daesh.

The army said in a statement that the operation, which was launched at dawn today, resulted in the liberation of a number of villages around the city, where Iraqi flags have been raised on the buildings.

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