DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. October 31, 2016, 11:22 PM (IDT)
DEBKAfile update: Iraqi forces advancing on eastern Mosul Monday night had not entered the town as widely reported, but taken up position in the Gogjali Gate industrial zone to the east of the city. During the day, they advanced through uninhabited areas without meeting ISIS resistance on the way. From the industrial area, Iraqi artillery is pounding eastern Mosul, which is populated with Kurds and Sunnis living for two years under ISIS rule..
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