Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi says President Obama was consulted on the plan to retake city from ISIL control.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's military said on Friday it was mobilizing troops to prepare for an offensive the government has pledged to launch this year to retake the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State.
Celebrating victory in Ramadi, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi says his troops will oust ISIS from Iraq entirely in 2016. But strongholds like Mosul may be much harder to retake.
The United States is preparing to send an unspecific number of additional troops to Iraq to help reclaim the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group. That's according to … Click to Continue »
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi army will need Kurdish fighters' help to retake Mosul, the largest city under the control of Islamic State, Iraqi Finance Minister Hoshiyar Zebari said, with the planned offensive expected to be very ch...