Iraqi Forces Launch Operation to Retake Mosul From ISIS
Iraqi forces have launched an operation to retake the northern city of Mosul from so-called Islamic State (IS), officials say.
The first part of the long-awaited offensive has recaptured several villages, the Iraqi military has said.
The operation has been supported by air strikes from the US-led coalition, Kurdish Peshmerga troops and a Shia-dominated paramilitary force.
Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, has been under IS rule since June 2014.
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