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Iraqi operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group became offensive

Khazer: week long going Iraqi operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group, its militant moving forward to the city from the north, south and east combating with forces in the boundary and especially in unoccupied towns and villages.

The city is facing violent resistance from mortars, suicide truck bombs and rockets.

In other areas, the militants escape and in at least one village civilians ascend and overthrew them before the troops arrived.

In Kirkuk city the Islamic State carried out a huge attack, which is placed some 170 kilometres (100 miles) away, that kills max 80 people in two days assault in an obvious attempt to divert Iraqi forces.

Iraqi militant gain renowned victory over Bartella, a historically Christian town which place some 15 kilometres (9 miles) east of Mosul, by Iraqi flag over its church and ringing the church bell.

The Iraqi army’s 9th Division entered into nearby town of Hamdaniyah and gains the main government compound.

Kurdish forces from north are known as the Peshmerga driven the IS activity in the few villages along with Iraqi Special Forces, have been surrounded the town of Bashiqa.

Force is moving slow in the south of Mosul where troops is only active at around 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the city.

After setting ion fire nearby sulfur plant, by IS Iraqi move back over week later spreading cloud of toxic fumes into the air that blended with smoke from oil wells the militants had lit on fire.

The US-led alliance is providing airstrikes and ground support, with more than 100 American soldiers rooted with Iraqi units and hundreds more in performance bases near the front lines.

One American soldier killed in the roadside bomb near Bashiqa, making him a victim of first US operation.

The Iraqi military have not opened up any casualty details. The Peshmerga said since operation began 25 militants killed.

Iraqi and Kurdish forces have asked for more united airstrikes, and the Kurds have demanded for more unbreakable vehicles and roadside bomb detectors. They said the fallen Peshmerga troops were traveling in unbreakable vehicles.

Two Iraqi television reporters have been killed, while covering the fighting south of Mosul and another at a time of clashes in Kirkuk.

Since the operation began around 5,000 people been moved and some 1 million people still inside Mosul, the UN and aid organizations say.

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