March 15, 2017 / 10:05 AM / 6 months ago

Iraqi forces seize Iron Bridge in battle for Mosul - police

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces battling Islamic State militants in Mosul on Wednesday took control of the Iron Bridge linking the eastern sector with the Islamic State-held Old City, federal police said.

Federal police and Interior Ministry Rapid Response units seized the bridge, a police statement said, quoting a commander. The government now hold three of the five bridges crossing the Tigris river which bisects Mosul.

Reporting by Ahmed Tamini; Writing by Angus MacSwan; Editing by Louise Ireland

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