Overview of Battle for Mosul on October 17, 2016
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Overview of Battle for Mosul on October 17, 2016

On October 15, the joint forces of the US-led coalition, the Iraqi government, the pro-government Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) and the Kurdish Peshmerga launched the long-awaited military operation to liberate the last ISIS major stronghold in Iraq – Mosul. Since Saturday, Mosul and the nearby areas have been the target of massive shelling and bombing…

600 More US Troops to be Deployed to Iraq to Recapture Mosul – Pentagon Chief
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600 More US Troops to be Deployed to Iraq to Recapture Mosul – Pentagon Chief

The US will provide about 600 more troops to Iraq to advise and provide logistical support to the Iraqi Army, Pentagon chief Ash Carter confirmed after a statement by Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi on the issue. Carter confirmed earlier statements made by US and Iraqi officials. The soldiers will provide logistics and intelligence support for…