Iraqi troops within a few weeks will liberate Mosul from is militants — Hollande

French President Francois Hollande said that the Iraqi troops within a few weeks will liberate Mosul from the militants of the terrorist group «Islamic state» (IG). About Hollande said today during a visit to Baghdad, reports Deutsche Welle, citing dpa.

ISIS is in retreat, so the international community should strengthen support of the Iraqi Armed now, said Hollande at a joint press conference with Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi.

Before meeting with the head of the Iraqi government, Hollande visited the French military, who provide the Iraqi army with support in the operation to liberate Mosul.

2 January day in the Iraqi capital Baghdad explosion. According to police and medics said, killing at least 35 people. At least 60 people were injured of varying severity, said the police. Responsibility for attack was assumed by the terrorist group «Islamic state».

As reported, the operation to liberate Mosul from ISIS began in October 2016 with the support of Kurdish troops and aircraft to the coalition led by the United States. In December, the operation was suspended to adjust plans. Iraqi troops managed to take control of the suburbs, the area around Mosul and about a quarter of the city, but the advancing troops prevented the attacks of the Islamists, who used suicide bombers. 29 Dec Iraqi forces have begun the second phase of the attack on Mosul.

The militants control the city in 2014. This is their last big Bastion in Iraq. According to various estimates, the city can be up to 1.5 million civilians.




Iraqi troops within a few weeks will liberate Mosul from is militants — Hollande 02.01.2017

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