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Iraqi PM Signals Start of Mosul Anti-IS Offensive

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced the formal start of a military push to drive Islamic State extremists from the northern stronghold city of Mosul. The announcement on state television early Monday signals the opening of the largest military operation in that country since U.S. forces left five years ago. Within minutes of the announcement, President Barack Obama's special envoy to the anti-IS coalition, Brett McGurk, tweeted that Abadi issued orders to...

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