Middle East

    Iraqi Forces Start Offensive on IS Stronghold of Mosuli
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    Sharon Behn
    March 24, 2016 9:49 PM
    Iraqi forces have taken their first steps toward retaking the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul. VOA's Sharon Behn reports exclusively from the front line, where some 4,000 Iraqi troops, backed by Sunnis and supported by the Kurdish Peshmerga, are fighting to seize a number of villages southeast of the city.

    Iraqi Forces Start Offensive on IS Stronghold of Mosul

    Published March 24, 2016

    Iraqi forces have taken their first steps toward retaking the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul. VOA's Sharon Behn reports exclusively from the front line, where some 4,000 Iraqi troops, backed by Sunnis and supported by the Kurdish Peshmerga, are fighting to seize a number of villages southeast of the city.


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