Mosul Iraq battle: Bad weather slows advance inside city



Iraqi forces have paused their advance into Mosul due to poor weather, a month after launching an offensive to retake the city from so-called Islamic State.
A general said clouds were limiting the ability of drones and other aircraft to provide cover, adding that troops would secure areas they had already entered.
IS militants are putting up fierce resistance, using snipers and large numbers of suicide bombers.
A BBC correspondent says that although progress is slow, it is steady.
Mosul, which was captured by IS in June 2014, is the jihadist group's last major urban stronghold in Iraq.
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17 November 2016 in World News, Views: 34
Source: BBC
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