In an offensive operation to retake Mosul from Islamic State terrorists, tens of thousands of Iraqi and Kurdish troops are now closing in on the eastern edge of the city at the heart of the militants’ self-proclaimed caliphate. Although the U.S. has no soldiers on the ground, the U.S. military and coalition allies are backing up ground troops advancing on the city with relentless air support. The U.S. Air Force is calling on aircraft across the service to battle the terror group in ...
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