The Latest: Iraqi Troops Capture Key Village Outside Mosul

April 4, 2016 12:11 PM

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Iraqi officials say troops have recaptured a key village outside the Islamic State-held city of Mosul after days of heavy fighting.

Lt. Col. Mohammed al-Wagaa of the Iraqi army said troops retook the village of al-Nasr, near the Tigris river, on Monday, after destroying six suicide car bombers that had tried to attack them.

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