US-led coalition increases airstrikes on militant-held Mosul

October 14, 2016 10:51 AM

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KHAZIR, Iraq – The US-led coalition says they are increasing airstrikes in and around the militant-held city of Mosul as Iraqi ground forces build up ahead of a planned operation to retake the city.

The coalition said in a statement Friday their planes had conducted more than 50 airstrikes against the Islamic State group in the Mosul area over the past two weeks.

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