Iraqi forces remain 70 miles outside Mosul ahead of potential invasion

March 24, 2016 1:31 PM

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Two senior defense officials tell Fox News that Iraqi forces are 70 miles away from Mosul ahead of a potential invasion, but they have not stormed the city.

For months, the U.S.-led coalition has conducted airstrikes in and around Mosul, what the military dubs "shaping operations" to destroy ISIS targets in ahead of an invasion force on the ground. But senior U.S. military officials have said recently the Iraqi military doesn't have the strength to inva...

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