Iraqi army soldiers, fire mortar shells during their battle against the Islamic State group, in Haj Ali front line village, southern Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says Daesh (ISIS) fighters lack the courage to put up long-term resistance in Mosul, despite unleashing hundreds of car bombs that have killed and maimed Iraqi soldiers and civilians.Iraqi oil, he said, belongs to Iraqis.Iraqi forces control roughly a tenth of the city proper. Iraqi commanders in eastern Mosul say Daesh resistance there has been fiercer than anything they have seen previously in the fight against the militants, who have targeted Iraqi troops with hundreds of car bombs. Abadi said he expects to see even greater U.S. support for Iraq under a Trump administration.There are now some 6,000 U.S. troops in the country, including 100 special operations forces embedded with Iraqi troops for the Mosul operation, according to the Pentagon. Iraqi commanders have said U.S.-led coalition airstrikes have been essential in retaking territory. In the wake of the fall of Mosul to Daesh more than two years ago, Shiite militia forces have grown increasingly powerful under Abadi, a Shiite.
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