- Title: Iraqi forces clear eastern Mosul's Mithaq district
- Date: 4th January 2017
- Summary: MITHAQ, EASTERN MOSUL, IRAQ (JANUARY 4, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PLUME OF SMOKE RISING BEHIND BUILDINGS IN MITHAQ DISTRICT / AUDIO OF GUNFIRE TWO PLUMES OF SMOKE IN DISTANCE / AUDIO OF GUNFIRE SMOKE / AUDIO OF GUNFIRE EXPLOSION IN DISTANCE / SMOKE RISING / AUDIO OF EXPLOSION AND GUNFIRE BUILDINGS / AUDIO OF GUNFIRE SMOKE RISING IN DISTANCE / AUDIO OF EXPLOSION AND GUNFIRE / ARMOURED VEHICLE DRIVING UP ROAD SMOKE ON HORIZON / ARMOURED VEHICLES WITH IRAQI FLAGS / SOLDIERS GATHERING / AUDIO OF GUNFIRE ARMOURED VEHICLES DRIVING AWAY
- Embargoed: 19th January 2017 10:41
- Keywords: Iraq Mosul Islamic State Iraqi forces smoke gunfire shelling
- Location: EASTERN MOSUL, IRAQ
- City: EASTERN MOSUL, IRAQ
- Country: Iraq
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA0015XO0LDZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Smoke rose from the recently recaptured eastern Mosul district of Mithaq on Wednesday (January 4) and heavy gunfire and shelling were heard as Iraqi forces carried on efforts to retake the city from Islamic State.
Clashes continued in and around Mosul on Wednesday with shelling visible in the distance from Mithaq and plumes of smoke rising amid the sound of heavy gunfire.
Since the drive to recapture Mosul began in mid-October, Iraq's elite forces have retaken a quarter of the city.
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