Iraqi Fight Against IS Enters Last Phase

Iraqi Fight Against IS Enters Last PhaseIraqi Fight Against IS Enters Last Phase

Fly-blown corpses of militants belonging to the self-styled Islamic State terrorist group littered the streets of a district in Mosul on Tuesday, as US-backed Iraqi forces chipped away at the last remaining handful of districts under the militants’ control.

Seven months into the campaign to recapture Iraq’s second largest city, government forces say it is now in its final phase after opening a new front in the northwest of Mosul last week and gaining ground in several districts there, Reuters reported.

Trapped in a shrinking area with no way out, the militants are hitting back with a barrage of suicide car bombs and snipers hidden among hundreds of thousands of civilians they are effectively holding hostage.

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