Iraqi Forces Light Up Sky, Thwarting IS Attack

February 06, 2017 01:22 PM
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Soldiers say they fired mortars with explosives so bright they could scan the Tigris River after hearing Islamic State militants were preparing boats to once again approach Iraqi-forces controlled eastern Mosul late Saturday. VOA's Heather Murdock is on the scene in Mosul, where Iraqi forces say they believe the lights deterred the potential militant attack.