Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Iraq's Military has pushed inside Mosul's city limits

A special forces team from Iraq's military has pushed itself inside Mosul's city limits for the first time in 2 years. The fight, which is against ISIS, is expected to last weeks, even months. The team had to fight off booby-traps and ambushes from the Islamic State, making it difficult to get inside the city for so long, but they were finally able to enter a small neighborhood within the city. They say ISIS is fighting back, building concrete blast walls to block off the Karama neighborhood and the special forces advances. Bombs have been laid along the road into the city. Tuesday's fight started with Iraq's artillery, tank and machine gun fire, with the opposing side responding with guided anti-tank missiles.

-Allie Downer


No comments: