FRONTLINE VIDEO: Iraqi Special Forces Deploy around Mosul Suburb against ISIS

Sun Oct 23, 2016 17:22:46

Iraqi Special Forces on Sunday continued to deploy around Mosul suburbs ahead of a push to retake the city from the Islamic State (ISIS / Daesh / ISIL) terrorist group, Al-Alam News Network reports.

As government forces and their allies press ahead in the battle for Mosul, ISIS fighters have deployed suicide car bombs and fired mortar rounds to slow down the advance of troops.

Iraqi forces retook the town of Bartella, around 15 kilometers (nine miles) east of Mosul, this week, but are still facing pockets of resistance in the area.

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