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Iraqi PM Signals Start of Mosul Offensive

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared Monday his nation will "celebrate victory as one," as a military push began to drive Islamic State extremists from the northern city of Mosul. The long-anticipated campaign is the largest military operation in Iraq since U.S. forces left five years ago. Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, who commands the U.S.-led coalition targeting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, cautioned it could take weeks or even longer to recapture...

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