Iraqi troops begin fight to free Mosul



25,000 government troops gain ground in battle with Isis
IRAQI forces launched their long-awaited offensive to capture the Islamic State (Isis) stronghold of Mosul yesterday, gaining ground within hours.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of the big push in a televised address late on Sunday night.
Local Sunni Muslim and Assyrian volunteers, Shi’ite-dominated Popular Mobilisation Units and Kurdish Peshmerga forces joined the army in driving out the death cult from the capital of Nineveh province on the Syrian and Turkish borders.
Some 25,000 troops advanced under cover of... read more

 
18 October 2016 in Editorial, Views: 41
Source: Morning Star
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