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Iraqi forces 600 meters from where the Islamic State caliphate was announced
Iraqi forces are now only within 600 meters of Mosul's Great Mosque where ISIS announced its "caliphate".
According to Federal Police Chief Raed Shaker Jawdat on Saturday, security and rapid response sources closed in on the al-Hadba Minaret and the Great Mosque of Nuri in the Old City, after engaging in fierce street battles with the terrorists, PressTV reported.
Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, announced the forming of the group's so-called caliphate from the mosque after ISIS forces rapidly took over the city.
The police chief added according to PressTV that the mosque has now been fully surrounded, and that Iraqi drones are monitoring the terrorists' movements in the area.
[Source: By Paul Antonopoulos, Al-Masdar Al-'Arabi, Lebanon, 19Mar17]
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