It is Abadi’s objective to have the mission done by the end of 2016



How to manage Mosul after IS is equally important to the liberation of the city, chancellor of KRSC stresses 



The Kurdish forces and Shi’ite militias can help the operation conclude sooner 



The district is under threat of being set on fire



The urban combat is ongoing in the town



People are being warned to stay away from the IS positions during Mosul assault



Iraqi forces took control of a strategic road connecting Qayyarah to Hammam-Ali



A large-scale assault will soon start to wipe IS out of the city, says an Iraqi security official 



Peshmerga forces bombarded some locations of IS militants in eastern Mosul