Kurdish forces in fresh push to capture Mosul from ISIS

August 14, 2016 8:32 AM

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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.

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