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Iraq

Mosul battle Live: Iraqi troops held up outside village on eastern front

By Rudaw 18/10/2016
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This is Abbas village on the southern front of the Mosul offensive. Iraqi troops have been surrounding the village since the first day of the offensive and only now are slowing making their way into the homes.


The village is large compared to most others taken back so far.


There are pockets of ISIS militants inside Abbas but their explosives and bombs are the main the threat to these troops.


The army says one of the reasons for the slow advance into Abbas is lack of air cover.


They are also slowed down by sniper fire from hidden locations.


This offensive is not an easy ride into Mosul. It is a slow process, taking one village at a time and securing it before moving on to the next.

Comments

 
John Doe | 18/10/2016
Rudaw news and Rudaw live feed on Mosul oepration is gaining attention from western media. Associated Press has also broadcasted certain scenes from Rudaw live feed on Mosul. Several other news source world wide also referred from Rudaw. There are only very few Kurdistan and Turkish source that provide live or frequent updated VTR, and Rudaw is the only source at this time that is provding 24 hour 7 days real time live feed of Mosul via YouTube. While war related news have been past tense on news, Rudaw has achieved a present tense news, news that is happening now, now, and now. Rudaw news has become a world wide known news source of Middle East.
bob lynch | 19/10/2016
It is difficult obtaining news from Iraq in the United States media. I have relied on Rudaw to stay current. Keep up the good work covering the battle of Mosul.

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