Iraqi security forces approaching main government complex in western Mosul - officer

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Posted: Feb 28, 2017 3:26 AM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces are getting close to the main government complex in western Mosul in their offensive to dislodge Islamic State militants from their last stronghold in the city, a military media officer said on Tuesday.

"The provincial council and the governorate building are within the firing range of the Rapid Response forces," a media officer with the elite Interior Ministry units told Reuters.

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Janet Lawrence)