mosul - The Iraqi army and its allies have in the first day of the attack on the IS stronghold Mosul made significant gains. A US military spokesman told CNN that the coalition hundreds of square kilometers area has captured the Sunni terror group.
Also, the coalition include Iraqi soldiers, peshmerga (Kurdish fighters) and sjiititische militias nine villages previously under the control of IS were received in hands. Commanders of the peshmerga said they far less resistance from IS received than they expected.
The Iraqi army and its allies started in the night from Sunday to Monday in the offensive to retake Mosul on IS. The terrorist movement got the city in northern Iraq held in 2014.