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Iraqi official says troop shortage delaying Mosul offensive

A lack of forces has delayed the start of what Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has vowed will be a “decisive battle” against Al-Qaeda in the war-torn city of Mosul, an official said on Thursday. The operation, which two weeks ago officials said would start within “days” is now only likely to be launched in the coming weeks, said Khorso Korane, deputy governor of northern Nineveh province of which Mosul is the capital. Full Story

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