Iraq forces launch broad attack on IS holdouts in Mosul

Iraq forces launch broad attack on IS holdouts in MosulIraqi forces have launched a broad assault on parts of battleground second city Mosul still held by the Islamic State group, the military announced on Saturday. The offensive is the latest push in the more than seven-month battle to retake Mosul, a linchpin in IS’s now crumbling attempt to establish a cross-border jihadist “state”. Multiple security forces units are attacking “what remains of the unliberated areas” on the west bank of the River Tigris, the Joint Operations Command said in a statement.



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