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Speaking to AFP and other reporters in Baghdad this week, US Air Force Brigadier General Matt Isler said the IS group had adopted coercive new techniques in its use of suicide auto bombs because the militants appear to be running out of willing drivers.
The F16 airstrikes on the towns of Boukamal and Husseibah and were in response to two attacks, on February 15 and 16, that killed dozens in Baghdad. USA forces have been deployed alongside Iraqi units to serve in an "Advise and Assist" role in the offensive against Islamic State militants in Mosul, in addition to providing air support.
One Iraqi colonel leading the operation tells the BBC that western Mosul "is where the real fighting starts".
A few hundred civilians managed to flee areas on the outer edges of west Mosul over the past two days, but aid groups estimate at least three quarters of a million people remained trapped on the west bank.
Abadi's comments came as Iraqi forces on Friday entered a west Mosul district for the first time since the October launch of their offensive to retake the city from the Islamic State group.
A floating bridge assembled with USA assistance over the Euphrates River was considered a turning point in the battle that eventually saw Iraqi forces retake the western city of Ramadi from ISIL a year ago.
At Townsend's next stop, a much smaller outpost also south of Mosul, American soldiers described how they try to help Iraqis defend themselves against ISIS's deadliest battlefield weapon: mobile vehicle and truck bombs, which are often carefully hidden and which have been used in their hundreds.
Iraqi Government forces are pushing further into western Mosul, with military police routing ISIL fighters from two neighbourhoods.
Earlier this week, almost 4,000 people killed by IS militants were found buried in the Khasfa sinkhole located near the Baghdad-Mosul highway, not far from Mosul, The Telegraphreported, citing police, activists and local residents.
That is not a view shared by many analysts, however, who believe that the physical layout of the western part of the city - which includes narrow, winding streets - will require in a prolonged, brutal battle to banish IS once and for all.
According to the spokesman of the Joint Military Operation Command, Brig.
Coalition aircraft and artillery have continued to bombard targets in the west during the break that followed the taking of eastern Mosul. The family made a decision to take their animals with them and had to use duct tape to keep them quiet.
Iraqi government forces last month captured eastern Mosul and have now launched an offensive on the western side.
Iraqi forces stated that units stand less than a kilometer away from Mosul's directorate premise in the western side of the governorate on Saturday.
Looking ahead, for fiscal 2017, the company expects net interest margin to be greater than 2.70 percent, before impact of MBNA. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 63 ($0.78) per share, for a total transaction of £119,070 ($148,355.35).
It turned its second profitable quarter previous year , thanks to increased demand for its vehicles and selling pollution credits. That was a big improvement over the $1.18 a share loss that a consensus of analysts had expected, Bloomberg News reported.
The Ukrainian magnate backed Yanukovych's successful 2010 election campaign, which saw him go on to expand his business interests. One of the destinations for the titanium was IL , leading to Firtash and five business partners facing charges in the U.S.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump referred to Mexican immigrants in the United States as rapists and criminals. Videgaray said Wednesday that Mexico had no reason to accept unilateral decisions imposed by another country.
For the three-month period, Wal-Mart today announced revenue rose 3 percent, on a constant currency basis, to $133.6 billion. After this transaction, the insider's stake stands at 1,578,741,940 shares, with a market value of $109517328378.
That driver had gotten out and asked those he had hit to help push his stolen auto from the intersection, investigators said. Authorities say it started when the suspect crashed a stolen vehicle into two other vehicles on Monday morning.
Moors says certain oil stocks, "the darlings of energy investors", are about to make a comeback now that oil prices are rising. January's Opec data report showed the cuts had received a record of more than 90 per cent compliance.
China has backed the Kim dynasty since it took charge after the Korean War, in part to prevent having a U.S. ally on its border. China has once agreed to relatively suspend North Korea's coal imports, as reported by independent .
Today's teaser is titled "Third Law" and it highlights the SRT Demon's new Drag Mode mechanical/electronic suspension tuning. Hey folks, another week has passed and it's time to watch a brand-new teaser for the upcoming Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.
Powered by 1.5 GHz Octa-Core processor, K10 comes with 2GB RAM and 16 GB memory which can further be expanded up to 2TB. As part of the initiation, the LG K10 (2017) is the first smartphone from the K-series to enter the Indian market.
Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Reports Rise in Net Earnings
Quarterly operating profit fell 6 percent to US$4.38billion, or US$2,665 per share, from US$4.67 billion, or US$2,843 pershare. Berkshire's profits rose as Buffett's many investments in subsidiaries including Geico continued to pay off.
More tests needed on Russian UN ambassador's cause of death
CIS member states' ambassadors to the USA and representatives of the United Nations secretariat were the first to sign the book. Russian Federation held a funeral for its long-time ambassador to the United Nations who died suddenly earlier this week.
Instagram Posts Expand to Include Multiple Photos
Individual profiles can be tagged in each photo or video, but your caption and location tag applies to the whole collection. You can now combine up to 10 of them into a single post, filling your friends' feeds with a new level of storytelling.
San Jose Flood: 14000 Ordered To Flee High Water
San Jose firefighters paddled on rafts and waded through the chest-deep deluge, rescuing residents trapped in homes and in trees. Sewage, garbage and engine fuel tainted the floodwaters, and those rescued needed to wash down with soap, San Jose Fire Capt.
Trump bashes news media, defends start of administration
Congressional Republicans, meanwhile, continue to stonewall any investigation of Russia's influence over the Trump administration. His spokesman Sean Spicer said he wasn't aware of any such contacts and panned the Times report for relying on "unnamed sources".
UPS tests van-top delivery drone
When the drone is docked, it's charging up to make a quick jaunt from the truck on the street to the customer's front door. Using a drone to deliver one package as the driver delivers another would reduce travel time and emissions.
Israel, US to form team to tackle settlements
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