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Iraq: Peshmerga join Iraqi army in Mosul liberation op01:12

Iraq: Peshmerga join Iraqi army in Mosul liberation op

Iraq, Mosul
June 15, 2016 at 17:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

With the support of Kurdish Peshmerga forces, Iraqi troops reportedly launched an offensive operation to encircle and liberate the city of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), Wednesday.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has repeatedly pledged to recapture Mosul by the end of the year.

The liberation of Mosul, a key stronghold of IS, has been one of the goals of anti-Islamic State forces in Iraq since it was occupied on June 10, 2014.

Iraq: Peshmerga join Iraqi army in Mosul liberation op01:12
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With the support of Kurdish Peshmerga forces, Iraqi troops reportedly launched an offensive operation to encircle and liberate the city of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), Wednesday.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has repeatedly pledged to recapture Mosul by the end of the year.

The liberation of Mosul, a key stronghold of IS, has been one of the goals of anti-Islamic State forces in Iraq since it was occupied on June 10, 2014.

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