Mosul, Iraq. Photo: Sgt. Michael Bracken via Wikimedia Commons.
Iraqi troops resumed on Monday a coordinated offensive towards Mosul, the last major city held by Islamic State, targeting the eastern bank of the Tigris river that divides the city, military officials said.
The army’s counter-terrorism unit had paused its advance last week after it made ground quicker than forces on other fronts, to allow them to close the gap and get nearer to the city.
Source:: The Algemeiner