Iraqi forces roll into Mosul for first time in two years - UPI.com
UPI reports: "For the first time in more than two years, Iraqi government troops are
on the ground in Mosul and ready to take on Islamic State fighters
determined to stand their ground in what's been the terror group's
Iraqi special forces soldiers entered the less-populated eastern city
limits on Thursday afternoon, and planned to establish a foothold there
before attacking the urban centers of Iraq's second-largest city.
The long-awaited showdown with the Islamic State is now at hand, after
Iraqi and U.S.-backed coalition forces have been pushing toward Mosul
Two U.S. soldiers, dozens of Afghan civilians die in Kunduz attack - UPI.com:
UPI reports: "Two U.S. Special Operations soldiers and more than 30 Afghan civilians
died Thursday during a battle in Afghanistan's Kunduz province, military
Afghan government troops and elite U.S. forces on a 'train, advise,
assist' mission were targeting Taliban commanders northeast of the city
of Kunduz when they came under heavy gunfire, officials from the
U.S.-led coalition said. "
Comment: No rumors here, just real war.