Iraq preparing to retake Mosul from Islamic State: Abadi
Iraqi PM hops Mosul would be liberated by end of the year.
The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says its armed forces are preparing for an offensive to retake the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State.
In an interview, he hoped Mosul would be liberated by the end of the year.
Mosul was fell to Islamic State last June.