Smoke rises during a battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
VOA: Islamic State Regroups in Parts of Iraq
LONDON — A car-bombing in east Mosul is confirming fears of some analysts that the offensive against the Islamic State is dealing the terror group military defeats but not necessarily political setbacks.
More than 190 days since U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces launched their campaign to oust IS fighters from Mosul, the militants remain in parts of the western half of the city. And last month IS detonated a car bomb in the Zuhur district of east Mosul that left four dead and 14 wounded.
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WNU Editor: This does not bode well for the future.