The latest developments in Iraq’s operation to retake the northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State group. A senior military commander says the wide-scale military operation to recapture the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State militants “is going very well.”
The Commander of the Joint Military Operation Commander, Army Lt. Gen. Talib Shaghati, told The Associated Press in an interview in the town of Khazer that the troops were moving forward according to plan. Shaghati would not give details on the progress. Iraqi Kurdish forces are making slow progress east of Mosul on the first day of the long-awaited offensive to retake the Islamic State-held city. Long columns of armoured vehicles followed by hundreds of pickup trucks advanced on a cluster of some half-a-dozen villages on the Nineveh plain outside the city on Monday.
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