Iraqi government troops surround Mosul, await orders

TEHRAN, Oct. 17 (MNA) – After securing oil-rich Kirkuk, Iraqi forces amass outside Mosul in anticipation of Peshmerga withdrawal

The Iraqi army on Tuesday began amassing troops outside Mosul with a view to securing parts of Nineveh province still under control of Kurdish Peshmerga forces, according to a local police source.

“Iraqi forces are now awaiting orders from the high command to advance on Zummar,” Army Brigadier-General Abdul Karim al-Alousi told Anadolu Agency

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