Iraq’s Mosul offensive ‘ahead of schedule’, Pentagon says

Iraq’s Mosul offensive ‘ahead of schedule’, Pentagon says

Iraqi forces are “ahead of schedule” in an offensive aimed at retaking Mosul and dealing a death blow to the Islamic State group, but the battle will be difficult and protracted, the Pentagon has said. The start of the long-awaited assault raised deep concerns for hundreds of thousands of civilians trapped in Iraq’s second-largest city, […]