Shi’ite Militias Join Battle for Mosul

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Shi’ite Militias Join Battle for Mosul
Iraqi forces advanced into a town south of Mosul Saturday as an Iraqi Shi'ite militia joined the offensive by opening up a new front to the west.

Iraqi forces advanced into a town south of Mosul Saturday as an Iraqi Shi’ite militia joined the offensive by opening up a new front to the west.

Iraqi troops approaching Mosul from the south advanced into Shura after a wave of U.S.-led airstrikes and artillery shelling against militant positions inside the town. Commanders said most Islamic…