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Iraq launches offensive to retake west Mosul

Oneindia Sunday, 19 February 2017
Baghdad, Feb 19: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the launch of military operations to retake west Mosul from the Islamic State group today, four months into a massive offensive on the city. "We announce the start of a new phase
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News video: Iraq forces poised for Mosul airport assault

Iraq forces poised for Mosul airport assault 01:00

Iraqi forces ready for an assault on Mosul airport after blitzing jihadist positions in a renewed offensive to retake the Islamic State group's emblematic stronghold.

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