Iraqi forces prepare to break into Mosul in battle against Islamic State

(Worthy News) – Iraqi forces said they reached the eastern outskirts of Mosul on Monday and were preparing to make the first break into the city, which has been held by Islamic State militants for more than two years.

Following an early-morning push, forces from Iraq’s elite counterterrorism units took positions on the edge of the suburb of Gogjali, an industrial area on the outer limits of Mosul, said Lt. Gen. Abdul Ghani al-Asadi, head of the special forces. They had progressed faster than expected during the day, he said.

Mosul, a city of more than a million people and the heart of the Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate, is now within their sights. Speaking on state television, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi assured civilians that his forces were close and urged people to stay in their homes. [ Source ]

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