Iraqi Forces Approach Outskirts of ISIS-Held Mosul


NPR: “Iraqi security forces are closing in on the city of Mosul. It's a pivotal offensive for the U.S.-backed troops, and the last major ISIS-held urban center in the country hangs in the balance. The forces have pushed through ISIS-held territory more quickly than expected, reaching the edge of the city in what is a ‘huge psychological moment for Iraq,’ NPR's Alice Fordham reports. ISIS fighters took control of Mosul, one of the biggest cities in Iraq, more than two years ago in what was an embarrassing defeat for Iraqi government forces.”