A member of the Iraqi security forces rides in a military vehicle on the outskirts of Fallujah, Iraq, June 11, 2016. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Iraqi troops advanced against ISIS south of Mosul Sunday as the U.S.-led coalition intensifies its campaign against the militants on multiple fronts across their self-proclaimed caliphate.Officers involved in the operation said Iraqi forces had moved towards the village of Haj Ali in tanks and armored vehicles under cover of coalition airstrikes and artillery fire, capturing another village on the way.Iraqi troops were deployed to the northern Makhmour area earlier this year and launched an operation in March touting it as the beginning of a bigger campaign to retake Mosul -- the largest city under militant control.
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