Iraqi forces kill ISIS commander in Mosul

Iraqi government forces reportedly killed the Islamic State’s commander in Mosul’s Old City on Tuesday. The death of the ISIS commander, Abu Abdul Rahman al-Ansary, marked the latest sign of progress in an offensive aiming to drive the Islamist extremist group out of its last major urban stronghold in the country. Iraqi federal police are making a push to capture the Iron Bridge, one of five spans over the Tigris River connecting government-held eastern Mosul with the city’s western half. Government forces already control two of the bridges.

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