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Muqtada al-Sadr appears set to secure the most significant victory of his political career after a strong showing in parliament elections held over the weekend.
Coalition spokesman Army Col. Ryan Dillon called the arrest a "significant blow to Daesh," using the Arabic acronym for the extremist group.
The Iraqi advance into Mosul's western half slowed Saturday as combat turned to urban warfare and Iraqi forces met stiff resistance from the Islamic State group.
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