Iraqi Forces Yet to Seal off Mosul as Battle Enters Second Month

By Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD, Nov 17  – The U.S.-backed offensive to crush Daesh in its last major city stronghold in Iraq entered a second month on Thursday as forces arrayed against the hardline Sunni group sought finally to seal off Mosul from all sides. The militants have been steadily retreating from areas around Mosul into

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