Iraqi forces recapture new neighborhood from IS militants
"IS controlled 40% of Iraqi land" in 2014, Brigadier-General Yahya Rasool told reporters.
"Though the fighting is going to be very hard, this enemy is completely surrounded", said Col. John Dorrian, spokesman for the USA -led coalition.
About the USA -led coalition's coordination with Iraqi forces in Mosul operations, al-Alusi said: "Poor weather conditions in the region have reduced airstrikes of the global coalition's warplanes on Daesh-linked sites in western Mosul". ISIS is using vehicle-borne bombs, direct and indirect fire, and human shields to slow that advance, he added. "The enemy has intensified their exploitation of civilians by moving them in large numbers into harm's way", he said.
The fact that the Iraqi government is making gains against IS militants illustrates how its intelligence apparatus has improved against IS, says Hisham al-Hashimi, a security analyst in Baghdad who advises the government on Sunni militant groups.
In February, Iraqi ground forces - backed by the US -led coalition's air power - began fresh operations aimed at ousting Daesh from western Mosul, the terrorist group's last bastion in northern Iraq. "But our forces and the Iraqi security forces continue to make progress". "Their ability and capability became stronger and more developed" since the jihadists shocked Iraqi security and intelligence forces with their lightning offensive in June 2104, says Mr. Hashimi.
The spokesman said "incremental" to describe the slow, careful progress is simply "an accurate discussion of what's happening".
"Prime Minister Haider Abadi's been very clear on that, and it's been an enduring principle of the campaign throughout" he said. "They are going lose and the Iraqis will win".
Meanwhile, the federal police and interior ministry special forces, known as Rapid Response, continued their battles on the southern and western front lines at the edge of the old city center, the source said.
Any addition of more USA ground troops to Syria will likely be far more controversial now, as the U.S. attacked Syrian government targets just last week, and the administration continues to talk up the idea that further attacks could happen in the near future.
In a recent report , there are rumors doing the rounds that OnePlus is now working on their latest flagship, the OnePlus 5. The same report suggests that the OnePlus 5 will feature a dual-edge display , 23MP main camera, and 16MP front shooter.
Operating profit was 9.9 trillion won (8.7 billion US dollars) in the January-March quarter, up 48.2 percent from a year earlier. The estimated revenue during the same period came in at 14.66 trillion won, up 0.7 percent on-year, the company said .
Drake, side-armer Darren O'Day, left-hander Donnie Hart, right-hander Brad Brach and Britton combined to allow just three hits. For the third straight game, the Orioles bullpen held the opposition scoreless, and gave the offense a chance to catch up.
When I start deviating from my game is when I get in trouble. "I think it would've had to have found a squeaky hole to get in". You have to figure the Canadiens have it in them, especially after proving their resilience all season long.
After following patients for a longer period of time, it was shown that for every 1,000 men screened, one to two lives were saved. Catching cancer early is essential to treating unsafe and aggressive forms of the disease, which can be a benefit from the test.
Delavan-Darien schools will be open Friday, but, will be in a general or soft lockdown situation again as a precautionary measure. At the recommendation of local law enforcement, the district entered the soft-lockdown with students and staff for the afternoon.
Navy carrier group headed to the Korean Peninsula amid signs that Pyongyang is preparing for a sixth nuclear test. Trump ordered the strike in Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack on Syrians.
The event will honor the late rap star Tupac Shakur, along with Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Pearl Jam, and Yes. ELO, which kicked off the show with Berry's Roll Over Beethoven . and progressive British rockers Yes were also inducted Friday.
Watford have not conceded in the last two games - their first consecutive clean sheets in the Premier League since October 2016. After 18, 20 minutes we read the game very well, started to control it, create a lot of chances.
Shortly after the announcement, Israel's military said that a rocket fired from Sinai exploded in southern Israel. The order recommends that all Israeli tourists in the popular Sinai tourist destination return home immediately.
Whitefish seniors celebrate with egg hunt
Ronnie Budge holds her basket of eggs during the Senior Easter Egg Hunt at the Whitefish Community Center on Saturday. The Kin Club Easter Egg Hunt starts at 11 a.m. sharp on April 15, so families should arrive a little early.
Not as warm, but still mild this afternoon with sunshine
TUESDAY: Partly to mostly cloudy skies and a few rain showers will be possible, with a high temperature of 73 degrees. Rain chances will taper off tonight and clouds will near out overnight with lows falling into the mid 50s.
Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk welcome first child
Bradley Cooper and girlfriend Irina Shayk have reportedly become parents after she gave birth to their first child. The Silver Linings Playbook star and the Russiam model inconspicuously welcomed their baby earlier this month.
Below-normal hurricane season expected this year
This eight-week period "is often the most active and risky time for tropical cyclone activity", NOAA explained on its website. In addition, this period is responsible for "a whopping 96 percent of the major (Category 3, 4 and 5) hurricane days".
Thompson scores huge Davis Cup upset
The bearded American produced some brilliant reflex volleys and piercing returns to get the visitors right back in the contest. I'll be out there for some of Thommo's match and I think it's a good match up with him against Sock.