Iraq forces combing west Mosul after surprise IS attack
Jun 26, 2017
Iraqi forces on Monday were searching neighbourhoods of west Mosul they retook weeks ago after a surprise jihadist attack on their rear that left several dead, officials said. The attack, which was claimed by the Islamic State group, sowed panic among residents who returned to live in the Tanak and Yarmuk neighbourhoods of west Mosul. A top commander in the Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS), which sent forces to fight the IS gunmen, said the attackers had infiltrated the area by blending in with returning displaced civilians.Read More
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ISIS is losing on two fronts
Iraq’s army may be just days away from retaking all of Mosul. And in Syria, U.S.-backed forces have moved into Raqqa, which ISIS considers its capital. Holly Williams is the first network correspondent to report from inside the city.