Operation to Liberate Mosul Advancing 'More Quickly' Than Expected, Iraqi Prime Minister Says

Operation to Liberate Mosul Advancing 'More Quickly' Than Expected, Iraqi Prime Minister SaysThe operation to liberate Iraq’s second largest city from the Islamic State is advancing “more quickly” than expected, Prime Minister Haider Alabadi said today as an Iraqi-led coalition of forces captured several more villages around Mosul. The peshmerga commanders told ABC News that this morning’s operation aimed to clear more of the outlying villages around Mosul and to tighten the noose around the Islamic State’s last major stronghold in Iraq. Meanwhile, to the south of Mosul, the Iraqi army is carefully pushing forward today.

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