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US Military: IS Turning Mosul Into ‘Hell on Earth’

Islamic State fighters trying to hold on to the terror group’s shrinking, self-declared caliphate appear to be ready to turn their Iraqi capital into a fiery inferno rather than relinquish it to Iraqi forces. U.S. military officials say IS militants are trying to build up an already intricate network of defenses in preparation for the looming battle for Mosul, though many of the moves smack of desperation. “Essentially, they’ve built a hell on Earth around themselves,” a spokesman for...

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