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Iraqi forces close in on Mosul's main government buildings, commander says

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces are about to reach the main government complex in Mosul, their next target in the offensive to dislodge Islamic State from the city, a commander said on Sunday.

The complex, which houses the Nineveh Provincial Council and the Nineveh Governorate buildings, should be taken Monday, Lt. Colonel Abdel Amir al-Mohammadawi told Reuters.

Rapid response units from the interior ministry are “very close” to the complex, said Mohammadawi, a senior media officer with these elite units.

Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by David Goodman

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