Iraqi Special Forces Continued to Deploy Around Mosul
Iraqi Special Forces have continued to deploy around Mosul suburbs on Tuesday ahead of a push to retake the city from the Islamic State (Daesh/ISIL/ISIS/IS) group.
The Mosul operation is expected to be the most complex yet for Iraq's military. Islamic State (Daesh/ISIL/ISIS/IS) militants have deployed suicide car bombs and fired mortar rounds to slow down the advance of Iraqi troops outside a key town near the militant-held city of Mosul; AP reported.
Major Salam al-Obeidi said the special forces were undertaking cleanup operations on Wednesday in areas retaken from the militants to the east of the city. He said troops had uncovered a vast tunnel network used by IS to shuttle fighters and supplies by motorcycle.
Source: Al Alam