Iraqi PM says Mosul offensive going faster than expected

by | October 20, 2016 9:14 am

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Thursday the offensive against Islamic State in Mosul was progressing more quickly than originally planned. “The forces are pushing towards the town more quickly than we thought and more quickly than we had programmed in our campaign plan,” Abadi told senior officials in Paris via a video conference…

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