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Iraq FPC says recaptured ISIS-held church in Mosul

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Iraq's Federal Police Command announced Friday that its forces had tightened their grip on the church of Shimon in the old city of Mosul, The Baghdad Post reported. 

In a statement, FPC said "Our forces units have liberated the church of Shimon in Bab al-Bid in the old Mosul in the city's right bank".

The statement added that these units "continue to advance towards the Umar al-Asawd Mosque and the Rabiya Mosque".

Earlier in the day, FPC said that its forces surrounded ISIS terrorists near the church of Shimon, and it is a few dozen meters from Al-Farouk Street in the old city of Mosul.

This comes within the framework of an offensive code-named 'We Are Coming, Nineveh' to liberate Mosul from ISIS terrorists. 

The Iraqi army launched the offensive on February 19th. 

The US army is providing air covering for the Iraqi operations.