(SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq) — Iraqi forces advanced Monday into the southern outskirts of Mosul on the second day of a push to drive Islamic State militants from the city’s western half, as the visiting U.S. defense secretary met with officials to discuss the fight against the extremists. With aerial support from the U.S.-led coalition,…

via Iraqi Troops Advance on Western Mosul as Mattis Holds Talks on Defeating ISIS — TIME

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