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Iraqi forces push deeper into western Mosul as civilians flee

By Isabel ColesMOSUL, Iraq, Feb 25 (Reuters) US-backed Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western Mosul today after retaking the city's airport from Islamic State and punching into built-up areas of the jihadists' last major stronghold in the country.
Troops advanced in several more populated, built-up southern districts and about 1,000 civilians walked across the frontlines, the largest displacement since fighting began a week ago in a bid to deal Islamic State a decisive blow.The new offensive comes after government forces and their allies finished clearing Islamic State from eastern Mosul last month, confining the insurgents to the western sector of the city bisected by the Tigris river.
Commanders expect the battle in western Mosul to be more difficult, in part because tanks and armoured vehicles cannot pass through the narrow alleyways that crisscross ancient districts of the city.But Iraqi forces have so far made quick advances on multiple fronts, capturing the northern city's airport on Thursday, which they plan to use as a support zone, and breaching a three-metre high berm and trench set up by Islamic State.
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