Shi’ite militias launch offensive

AL-SHURA, Iraq/BAGHDAD – Iraqi Shi’ite militias launched an offensive towards the west of Mosul on Saturday, an operation that will tighten the noose around Islamic State’s Iraq stronghold, but has alarmed Turkey and could inflame tensions in the mainly Sunni area. The battle for Mosul is expected to be the biggest in the 13 years […]

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