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The Latest: Iraqi special forces delay their push on Mosul | Fox News

The Latest: Iraqi special forces delay their push on Mosul | Fox News

An Iraqi special forces commander says his troops have delayed their advance that’s part of the offensive to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul following a request from Kurdish forces for more time to achieve their objectives.

Brig. Gen. Haider Fadhil told The Associated Press on Tuesday that his men had planned to move at dawn, but postponed upon a request from the Kurdish forces, known as the peshmerga.

A Kurdish commander had earlier told AP that his forces were consolidating gains made yesterday, when the peshmerga seized a handful of small villages east of the city.

Source: The Latest: Iraqi special forces delay their push on Mosul | Fox News