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January 10, 2017
In Mosul, Iraq forces face IS drones, mortars, car bombs
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) Jan 9, 2017
A small white drone hummed into sight and Thaker, a member of Iraq's special forces, grabbed his machinegun and started lighting up the blue sky above eastern Mosul. His bullets whizzed all around the hovering unmanned aircraft but failed to take it down. "I shot one down, this morning," Thaker said. The Counter-Terrorism Service Thaker serves in has been battling the Islamic State group in the streets of Mosul for weeks, dodging sniper and mortar fire, booby traps and suicide car bombs. A r ... read more

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