US Helicopters May Aid Iraqi Forces in Fight to Retake Mosul from ISIS

February 1, 2016 10:14 PM

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U.S. attack helicopters -- AH-64 Apaches -- could be committed against the Islamic State for the first time in an accelerated campaign to retake Mosul that the Iraqis and Kurds say will happen this year, the top U.S. commander for Iraq and Syria said Monday.

In his upbeat overview of the progress of the campaign, Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland steered clear of endorsing the repeated prediction of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, will be driven from Mosul before the end of the year, but said he was in...

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