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Iraqi forces advance on Feb. 23, 2017, toward Mosul airport on the southern edge of the jihadist stronghold for the first time since the Islamic State group overran the region in 2014. (Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)
Iraqi forces advance on Feb. 23, 2017, toward Mosul airport on the southern edge of the jihadist stronghold for the first time since the Islamic State group overran the region in 2014. (Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)
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There are reports Thursday of heavy fighting between Iraqi forces and ISIS, which still controls the western section of Mosul. The fight has centered around the city's airport.

Here & Now's Eric Westervelt (@Ericnpr) speaks with New York Times reporter Ben C. Solomon (@bcsolomon), who has been with Iraqi special forces on the front line.

This segment aired on February 23, 2017.

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