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Moment Sky News crew survives suicide bomb in Mosul

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This is the terrifying moment a British news crew narrowly avoid being killed by a suicide bomb blast as they try to sniper fire. Sky News correspondent Stuart Ramsay was on the front line of the Iraqi offensive against Islamic State in Mosul with cameraman Nathan Hale and security adviser Mike Mawhinney. The group found shelter in a van just as a huge explosion went off and then had to run for their lives when the area came under heavy fire from IS shooters.Sky News reported that a nearby abandoned digger could have saved them from the brunt of the explosion. In a calm and composed commentary Mr Ramsey said: 'Sometimes you have to run into a front line, even though your brain is screaming "don't go". I felt my arms and legs - they were all there.' 'Dismounted from armoured Humvees in this sniper-filled battle space, there is no choice. 'Inside the soldiers are launching a bomb-laden drone. They found an Islamic State cell. 'We watch in the command vehicle, then everything goes wrong. There are shouts people run, I jump inside.' A huge explosion can then be heard. Iraqi forces have besieged IS around Mosul's Old City as they close in on the historic mosque where the extremist group declared its caliphate in 2014. The forces made significant gains in recent days and seized a main bridge over the Tigris river.

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