miercuri, 25 ianuarie 2017


  •  Eastern Mosul liberated from ISIS, Iraqi PM says
    Irbil, Iraq (CNN)Iraqi forces have liberated the eastern half of Mosul from ISIS' grip, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi reported Tuesday on state television. Mosul is divided by the Tigris River, with both sides making up about half of Iraq's second-largest city. "The Iraqi and Peshmerga security forces fought through an elaborate defense formed over the past two years to not only keep the Iraqi security forces out, but the residents of Mosul captive," said a statement from U.S. Central Command Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve. The US statement lauded Iraqi efforts to keep civilians safe as it fended off mortar, sniper and drone attacks, while ISIS used human -- including child shields -- and stored weapons in hospitals, mosques and schools. Read More

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