IS ouster clears way for football comeback in Iraq's Mosul
"The Iraqi security forces retain control of both main routes west from Mosul, eliminating enemy freedom of movement", he added.
The combination of "explosives, booby traps, snipers, the use of civilian shields", he emphasized, "just makes it very slow and hard going".
More than 300 square miles have been cleared since west Mosul operations began mid-February, he said.
"The strike also left 17 people injured, mostly seriously", the news agency quoted Yazan al-Duberdani, the Iraqi pilot, as saying.
An estimated 400,000 people are thought to be trapped in western Mosul.
The U.S. military has said a U.S. -led coalition strike had hit an Islamic State-held area where residents and officials say as many as 200 civilians may have been killed. The United States and other Western countries have assisted with air support, intelligence and equipment, General Rasool said.
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Daily suicide attacks and roadside bombs, along with snipers and mortars, have been the most lethal ISIL tactics in resisting the 100,000-strong Iraqi force.
Dorrian said USA, coalition and partner forces were edging towards victory in the campaign to defeat ISIS. "It has been consistent".
Iraqi officers have said snipers have slowed them down in western Mosul in the biggest ground operation in Iraq since the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.
He declined to discuss any involvement of the coalition in the explosion, but described ISIL as "very creative in exploiting the human element" by using hospitals, schools, churches, homes and mosques as hideouts or weapons caches.
"Don't underestimate the ammunition", he said.
The federal police said in a statement on Tuesday they have been reinforcing their positions in Western Mosul in preparation for a push on the al-Nuri Mosque where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a caliphate in 2014. "With each passing day the number of ISIS fighters in Mosul goes down, the amount of resources they have available to continue their mayhem goes down and, ultimately, they are not going anywhere and they are going to be defeated". "Prime Minister [Haider] Abadi's been very clear on that, and it's been an enduring principle of the campaign throughout".
Dan Merenstein , a family medicine physician at Georgetown University, doesn't think the new evidence warrants a change. One specialist views the new recommendation as a correction of an error the task force made in 2012.
The Yankees are the second-highest valued sports franchise in the United States behind only the Dallas Cowboys. On the west coast, the Los Angeles Dodgers are the next most valuable franchise with a value of $2.75 billion.
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Rose regrouped quickly, however, and has established himself as one of the game's leading players, now ranked 14th in the world. Championship, at the age of just nineteen, Sergio Garcia reached the eighteenth hole one shot behind the leader, Tiger Woods.
Thursday morning, reports of a man with a gun who appeared to be drunk at Lincoln Elementary School prompted a lockdown. He can be seen buying stamps at the Janesville Post Office before crossing the street and mailing the manifesto.
Jordan Thompson will face John Isner , who was in excellent form despite losing to Kyrgios on Saturday over three tense sets. Thompson, Australians No. 2 singles behind No. 16 Kyrgios, was a prohibitive underdog against Sock.
Lundqvist has had great success in the playoffs, posting a save percentage of.921 with a goals-against average of 2.28. They know, however, there are areas to clean up heading into Game 2 on Friday - namely, in front of the opposing net.
More than 90 per cent of the world's executions took place in five countries - China , Iran , Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan. The US, for the first time since 2006, fell from its place in top five executors to seventh place behind Egypt.
There is no way around it", Tusk said, "The EU27 [the remaining member states] does not and will not pursue a punitive approach. He said: "Starting parallel talks on all issues at the same time as suggested by some in the United Kingdom will not happen.
The concern, the researchers say, is that the coral that was damaged during the mass bleaching in 2016 has no chance of recovery. Terry Hughes , Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies , who conducted the aerial surveys of the reef.
That compares with 2016's season that produced hurricane activity that was about 135 percent of the average. For the entire USA coastline, the chances of a Category 3, 4 or 5 storm making landfall are 42 percent.
However, two-time reigning MVP Stephen Curry is listed as doubtful to face the Pelicans on Saturday because of a bruised knee. At 65-14, the team is now 4.5 games clear of the San Antonio Spurs, who are going to play as the No. 2 seed in the playoffs.
Price of gold surges to five-month high
Holdings of SPDR Gold Trust, the world's largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, rose 0.50 per cent to 842.41 tonnes on Tuesday. Palladium slipped 0.2 percent to $799.45 after touching its weakest in more than a week at $784.72 in the previous session.
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