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Iraqi Forces Seize Runway at Mosul Airport Amid Battles With Islamic State

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Iraqi forces fought their way into a sprawling military base outside of Mosul and onto the grounds of the city’s airport, taking control of the runway amid fierce exchanges of fire with Islamic State militants.
BAGHDAD—Iraqi forces fought their way Thursday into a sprawling military base outside of Mosul and onto the grounds of the city’s airport, taking control of the runway amid fierce exchanges of fire with Islamic State militants.
Iraqi federal police units entered the airport on Thursday morning, according to two police officials who said heavy…

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