Iraqi special forces fight their way into Mosul for first time

Iraqi special forces have fought their way into Mosul for the first time in more than two years, entering an outer neighbourhood following a fierce battle.

They made their way into Gogjali after using tanks, artillery and machine gun fire to attack Islamic State jihadists who used guided anti-tank missiles in retaliation.

Airstrikes from coalition jets helped the attack despite IS lighting fires to try to obscure the aerial view with smoke.

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