ALEPPO, CITRAINDONESIA.COM- Syrian rebels announce offensive aimed at breaking government siege in country’s second city Aleppo.
Yesterday, Hundreds of Islamic State militants are thought to have been killed since Iraqi forces launched an offensive to retake Mosul last week, the US military says.
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Two generals said the jihadist group had suffered the losses as troops and allied fighters, backed by US-led air strikes, advanced on several axes.
Up to 5,000 IS fighters were believed to be in Mosul ahead of the assault.
Despite the territorial gains, commanders have warned that securing Mosul could take weeks, if not months. (bbc)