ISIS preparing for protracted fight in Mosul, US officials say


ISIS is preparing for a protracted fight in Mosul, with many of its foreign fighters remaining in the Iraqi city, U.S. officials told Fox News on Tuesday.
Officials believe that it will take weeks for Iraqi forces to enter Mosul, with concern that the foreign fighters in the city are more ideologically zealous then fighters elsewhere in Iraq.
The cities of Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria are important to ISIS, and there is a higher portion of capable fighters there, U.S. officials told Fox News.  
So far in the first 48 hours of the military operation, Iraqi forces have seen less... read more

 
18 October 2016 in World News, Views: 15
Source: Fox News
 


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