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Islamic State Struggling to Reinforce Mosul Ahead of Iraqi Offensive

The size of the force left to defend the Islamic State terror group's last stronghold in Iraq has been cut by as much as two-thirds with perhaps just weeks to go until Iraqi forces launch an all-out assault to recapture the city. U.S. military officials said Thursday IS has only 3,000 to 4,500 fighters left in Mosul, describing the force as a mix of Iraqis and foreign fighters. "They know they don't have what it takes to stop that offensive," Operation Inherent...

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