Thursday, February 23, 2017

Iraqi Forces Get Hold of Mosul Airport from IS; Will Ease Iraqi Troops' Effort to Conquer Mosul

Iraqi forces seized control of Mosul airport today (February 23, 2017), marking an important harbinger in a push to recapture the city from the IS (Islamic State) terrorist group, according to The Guardian website.

The advance into the airport -- located in the southwest of Mosul -- will allow troops to use the large, sprawling area to launch operations into the fortified western suburbs, where several thousand of IS' most seasoned fighters have prepared defenses.

Backed by U.S. jets and drones, national police forces were first into the airfield and secured the runway by noon local time.

IS militants had laid mines throughout the disused complex and were clashing heavily with advancing Iraqi forces.

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