Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has made his first broadcast into Mosul, held by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), as Iraq launched a radio station to help residents of the northern city remain safe as a large-scale offensive looms.
Abadi told residents of the city that they will be liberated from ISIS control soon, as the residents of other ISIS-held areas of Iraq have been in the last year, particularly in the western cities of Ramadi and Fallujah.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's armed forces will move to retake the major northern city of Mosul from Islamic State once they capture the western city of Ramadi, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Friday.
Iraqi security forces have launched an offensive to recapture the western city of Fallujah, held by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) since the beginning of 2014, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced late Sunday....
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi jets dropped leaflets over Mosul telling residents that Islamic State fighters would soon be driven from the northern city, saying details of the operation would be broadcast on a new radio station.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq launched a radio station on Tuesday to help Mosul residents stay safe during the upcoming military offensive to dislodge Islamic State from the largest city under its control, state TV said.