Iraq forces say recaptured nearly 90% of west Mosul

 16 May 2017 - 13:27

Iraq forces say recaptured nearly 90% of west Mosul
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Baghdad: Iraqi forces have recaptured nearly 90 percent of west Mosul from the Islamic State group after retaking the city's eastern side earlier this year, a military spokesman said on Tuesday.

IS still controls "10.5 percent of... the right bank," Brigadier General Yahya Rasool, spokesman for the Joint Operations Command, told a news conference in Baghdad, referring to west Mosul.