Iraqi forces launch assault on ISIL positions in western Mosul

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Iraqi forces launch assault on ISIL positions in western Mosul

Iraq’s Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, has announced the start of an operation to uproot ISIL militants from western Mosul. With backing from the US, Iraqi Army planes are said to have dropped millions of leaflets into the jihadists’ stronghold, to warn local residents of an imminent assault. Joel Millman, a spokesperson for the UN’s International Organization…