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ISIS declares state of emergency in Mosul

ISIS has reportedly declared a state of emergency in Mosul and taken its troops off the streets after a series of assassinations.


The jihadist organisation, sometimes referred to as Daesh, is on the back foot in Iraq and Syria as it comes under increasing pressure from air strikes and ground attacks.


ISIS captured Mosul – the biggest city in northern Iraq and a key oil centre – in June 2014 but its hold on the area has grown weaker in recent weeks as the Iraqi army and Kurdish forces attack from opposite directions.

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