CNN: Eastern Mosul liberated from ISIS, Iraqi PM says
Irbil, Iraq (CNN)Iraqi forces have liberated the eastern half of Mosul from ISIS' grip, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi reported Tuesday on state television.
"I call on those heroes to move quickly to liberate the remaining part of Nineveh province, especially the right side, which is the western side of the city," Abadi said.
Mosul is divided by the Tigris River, with both sides making up about half of Iraq's second-largest city.
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