U.S. strike in Iraq targets Islamic State militant from France
Friday, 10 February 2017 () WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Friday it targeted senior Islamic State militant Rachid Kassim, who Reuters has previously reported to be a French national, in a strike by the U.S.-led coalition near the city of Mosul in the past 72 hours.
The Iraqi army is continuing its assault on the Islamic State militant group stronghold of western Mosul. It’s the second day of the ground offensive which comes after the insurgents were forced out of the eastern part of the city last month following 100 days of fighting. Thousands of Iraqi...
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