'US confident in defeating IS in Mosul'
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - the US is confident that jihadists will be defeated in the city of Mosul, northern Iraq, said a US official on Thursday.
The US Consul General in the Kurdistan Region Matthias Mitman met the head of Nineveh Provincial Council (NPC) Bashar Kiki in Erbil.
In the meeting, Kiki asked the US to accelerate the liberation process of Iraq's second largest city, Mosul from the Islamic State (IS), which has been occupied since the begining of June 2014.
Following the meeting, Mitman told reporters that the US is confident that IS will be defeated in Mosul. He also mentioned that there is a cooperation between Baghdad, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the international coalition to clear Mosul from jihadists.
Reporting by Nawras Abdulla and Mewan Dolamari
Editing by Ava Homa