Spring Assault Reportedly Planned to Retake Mosul From Islamic State

February 20, 2015 7:05 PM

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A major offensive to retake Iraq's second city of Mosul from Islamic State (IS) militants is planned to begin in April or May, according to a US military official.

20-25,000 Iraqi troops are being prepared to take on the 1000-2,000 IS militants in the city, a member of US Central Command, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told reporters on Thursday.

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