Monday, May 15, 2017

U.S.-Backed Iraqi Forces Corner Islamic State in Mosul: 'These Are Their Dying Breaths'

U.S.-Backed Iraqi Forces Corner Islamic State in Mosul: 'These Are Their Dying Breaths': U.S. -backed Iraqi troops and their allies are advancing on Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL)-held territory in Mosul in an effort to push the jihadists out of their Grand al-Nuri Mosque stronghold before the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. “Our advance on a vast front has stunned the enemy and, God willing, we will achieve victory before Ramadan and announce the liberation of Mosul and people of Mosul from dirtiness of Daesh [Islamic State],” Lt. Gen. Othman al-Ghanmi, chief of staff of the Iraqi military, said in a video distributed by the country’s Defence Ministry, reports Reuters. See original work for more on this and other stories.

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