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In Iraq, the government forces are facing stiff resistance from Islamic State today in their fight to take control of Mosul. 

The militants are fighting back with a barrage of suicide car bombs and snipers by getting benefit of the civilian population.

Having gained a foothold in the northern Musherfa district last week, Iraqi forces are trying to capture remaining districts held by Islamic State in Mosul, including the historical old city.

Meanwhile, the Islamic State launched an attack on a military base in Kirkuk in northern Iraq today killing two soldiers.

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