Month: February 2017

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Tuesday battled their way to within firing range of Mosul’s main government buildings

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Tuesday battled their way to within firing range of Mosul’s main government buildings, a major target in the offensive to dislodge Islamic State militants from their remaining stronghold in the western side of the city. Terrified civilians were fleeing the fighting, some toward government lines, often […]