18 OCT: Fighting continues in the battle to retake Mosul, with IS militants attacking Iraqi army tanks. Government forces are “ahead of schedule”, the Pentagon has said, as they begin the second day of the battle to recapture Iraq’s second biggest city from so-called Islamic State. The combat is expected to continue for some time, according to a US spokesman, as it remained to be seen whether the jihadist group would “stand and fight”. For more: bbc.in/battlemosul #Mosul #MosulOffensive #Iraq #Peshmerga #BBCShorts #BBCNews @BBCNews
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