Kurdish forces retake town of Bashiqa near Mosul: Official

AFP , Tuesday 8 Nov 2016

Iraqi Kurdish forces have retaken Bashiqa, one of the last towns east of Mosul to be held by the Islamic State group, a top security official said on Tuesday.

The town is under "complete control", Jabbar Yawar, the secretary general of the Kurdish regional ministry responsible for the peshmerga security forces, told AFP by telephone.

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