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Two months to take Mosul from Isis, says Iraqi general

Poor weather and complex regional politics mean it will take two weeks to reach the city says General Sirwan Barzani Iraqi forces advancing on Mosul could take two weeks to reach the city and two months to liberate it from Islamic State (Isis) control, a general involved in the battle has said. Sirwan Barzani, a brigadier general of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces told CNN that bad weather could prolong the battle yet further.
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