WARDAK, Iraq - Kurdish Peshmerga forces launched a fresh attack on Islamic State (IS) militants early on Sunday, as part of a campaign to capture the de facto IS capital Mosul, a Kurdish official said.
The advance began after heavy shelling and U.S.-led coalition air strikes against IS forces, a Reuters correspondent reported from Wardak, 30 km (19 miles) southeast of Mosul.
14:07 Iraqi jets strike Islamic State in Syria for first time as troops advance in Mosul13
13:41 In Syria, car bomb kills scores in area recaptured from Islamic State12
12:32 Islamic State car bomb kills dozens in northwest Syria13
07:31 Iraqi forces launch push to retake western half of Mosul from ISIS23