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Senior Iraqi officer killed in clashes with Daesh in Mosul

Forces linked to Government of National Accord (GNA) attack Daesh positions during the operation ''Al Bunyan Al Marsous'' at the city of Sirte, Libya on 21 November 2016 [Hazem Turkia/Anadolu Agency]
Forces linked to Government of National Accord (GNA) in Sirte, Libya on 21 November 2016 [Hazem Turkia/Anadolu Agency]

A Senior Iraqi police officer was killed on Tuesday during clashes with Daechsel fighters in the city of Mosul in northern Iraq, according to military sources.

In a related incident, 12 civilians were killed in an attack by an unidentified warplane on a civilian gathering in Mosul.

Colonel Jaafar Kadhim Al-Daraji, the missile battalion commander in the rapid intervention brigade of the Iraqi federal police, was killed on Tuesday during the battles with Daesh, according to Colonel Ahmed Al-Jubouri of the army's Nineveh Operations Command.

Al-Jubouri told Anadolu Agency that Al-Darraji was killed in the neighbourhood of Al-Mithaq (south-east of Mosul) which has been returned by Iraqi forces from Daesh's control.

The city has witnessed battles between Iraqi forces and Daesh militants for more than two months, with Iraqi forces seeking to return it from the Daesh's grip.

A senior officer in the Iraqi army's counterterrorism forces, Brigadier-General Monadel Khalaf El-Abbasi, said that after completing its task of liberating Al-Mithaq, the armed forces are preparing to start freeing Jadidat Al-Mufti and Al-Wehda neighbourhoods.

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