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Evans and tate reports 44m loss of life in Iraq, with 862,000 displaced people affected by the conflict between the government forces and Isis

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Evans and tate reports 44m loss of life in Iraq, with 862,000 displaced people affected by the conflict between the government forces and Isis.

A statement by the coalition said the coalition air strikes have “h바카라elped Iraqi security forces defeat the enemy.”

More than 50 of the coalition’s aircraft have made a total of 1,800 sorties during the air strikes in Mosul, it said, including 1,500 ag더킹카지노ainst Isis fighters.

There are roughly 4,000 Isis fighters in the city, and the Iraqi forces are trying to dislodge them.

Earlier, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced that Iraqi government forces have recaptured most of Mosul’s main airport since Sunday, as fighters from the group are backed by international forces.

Image copyright AFP Image caption The airport, a key supply route for the extremists’ escape route, is often used as a base for the operation

Image copyright AP Image caption Islamic State militants used an open sewage canal for their escape route, the Pentagon says

Islamic State s바카라사이트aid on Sunday it had taken control of the northern city of Mosul, an achievement it said came “through the support of the Sunnis and their brothers”.

The Pentagon said its mission is to secure the city “from further terrorist attacks against American forces”.

“We will continue to focus on our strategy of disrupting, de-conflict, and eliminate the threat that Islamic State poses to all Americans and Iraqis,” the Pentagon said in a statement.

It added that IS did “not take lightly the loss of innocent human lives and civilian infrastructure and civilian infrastructure was destroyed by the air and ground support provided by coalition and Iraqi forces”.

Image copyright AP Image caption The fighting was reportedly going well despite an overnight US air strike

Image copyright AP Image caption IS fighters were reportedly moving slowly over the Tigris River as they retreated, US air strikes have intensified

But US Vice President Joe Biden said the number of US troops on the ground in Iraq was “at record levels”.

He said more US forces would be withdrawn “as quickly and forcefully as we possibly can, because we can’t wait.”

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will meet his US counterpart Joe Biden in Baghdad later on Sunday.

The US government says US airstrikes and ground efforts are leading to the defeat of the militants who are believed to be holding large parts of Iraq.

Mr Abadi has said he is “ready to confront” IS militants if they threaten the country, althoug