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Army Iraq start new phase of offensive in Iraqi city of Mosul

Army Iraq start new phase of offensive in Iraqi city of Mosul

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The Iraqi army on Thursday to a new phase started in his offensive against the group Islamic State in the northern city of Mosul.

Units try to go deeper in some of the eastern neighbourhoods to penetrate where the rise since almost a month is gestokt.

On the offensive taking 100,000 Iraqi soldiers, Kurdish peshmerga and shiite militias part. It is the largest grondoperatie in Iraq since the American invasion in 2003. The troops from the air, supported by a coalition led by the United States. On the ground are also American advisers actively.

To the supply and concentration of IS fighters to complicate Monday was the last remaining bridge between the East and the West of Mosul was bombed, even though this would, according to the United Nations, the evacuation of citizens more difficult. In Mosul sit an estimated 1.5 million people.

The Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Aabadi has this week said that up to three months can take IS from Mosul, is expelled. Earlier, he said that the city for the year recaptured.

Iraqi army launches new offensive in Mosul

The Iraqi army on Thursday to a new phase started in his offensive against the group Islamic State in the northern city of Mosul.
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The Iraqi troops have some neighborhoods in the east of the city conquered.
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Units try to go deeper in some of the eastern neighbourhoods to penetrate where the rise since almost a month is gestokt.
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A soldier have a rest during the military operation.
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It was going to be the largest military operation in Iraq since the invasion by America in 2003.
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