Obama hopes there will be progress on Mosul by year-end

September 19, 2016 9:35 PM

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Obama hopes there will be progress on Mosul by year-end

NEW YORK U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday that the battle against the Islamic State militant group in Mosul would be challenging but he was confident it would move forward rapidly.

Speaking after he met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Obama also said he hoped for progress by the end of the year on Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city which fell to the Islamic State militant group in June 2014.

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