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Iraqi forces kill 49 IS militants in Mosul - army

Iraqi forces kill 49 IS militants in Mosul
Iraqi forces kill 49 IS militants in Mosul
IRBIL, Nov 29 (KUNA) -- Iraq's air forces launched a number of air-strikes Tuesday that targeted sites of the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Mosul, killing 49 IS militants as a result, the army announced.
The forces' (F-16) warplanes have carried out the offensive upon a tip-off by the Iraqi National Intelligence Bureau, destroying one site in West Mosul, and killing 11 IS leaders and 18 gunmen, the army's war media department said in a statement.
Another IS site in West Mosul was also hit by the Iraqi air forces, destroying one of the terrorist group's command and control bases, and killing seven explosive experts and 13 gunmen, it added.
Meanwhile, the Iraqi army continues to advance inside Mosul's eastern provinces, recapturing Al-Zohour and Al-Baker districts completely from IS control, General Abdulameer Yarullah, commander of the military campaign to liberate Mosul, said in a statement, adding that a total of 23 districts have been recaptured so far by the Iraqi forces. (end) sbr.ma