Calm before the storm as soldiers prepare for the Battle of Mosul
Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi has announced the start of operations to liberate the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State (IS) militants.
State TV showed a brief written statement announcing the start of the widely-anticipated military offensive to drive IS out of Iraq’s second largest city.
Another woman has come forward to accuse Donald Trump of assault The push to retake Mosul will be the biggest military operation in Iraq since American troops left in 2011, and, if successful, will be the biggest blow yet to the IS.
The Iraqi prime minister said: ‘These forces that are... read more
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