U.S. military advisors fight alongside Iraqi forces in the battle to reclaim Mosul from ISIS.
On Thursday, Iraqi forces, helped by U.S. #Military Advisors, gained access to a huge military base outside of Mosul. This includes the city’s airport as well as control of the runway. Heavy fire exchange with #ISIS was reported. Mosul is Iraq’s second-largest city. Earlier this week to drive IS from Mosul, a major assault was implemented which included a two-pronged advance. Thursday was the first time Iraqi special forces joined the fight for western Mosul. This played a key role in securing the eastern half of the city. Military officials have confirmed that an undisclosed number of U.S. servicemen have suffered battle injuries.
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