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Iraqi military spokesman says only 12 sq km of Mosul held by ISIS

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Iraqi forces have reduced the area of Mosul controlled by ISIS to 12 square km, military spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Rasool told a news conference on Tuesday.

US Air Force Colonel John Dorrian, a spokesman for the coalition backing Iraqi forces in the war against ISIS, said the militants were completely surrounded and “on the brink of total defeat” in the city.