Forces battling the Islamic State (IS) group said they had trapped the jihadists inside their stronghold of Mosul on Wednesday, when allied militias linked up west of the city.

Iraq: "weeks, much more likely months, until Mosul is completely recaptured"

Forces battling the Islamic State (IS) group said they had trapped the jihadists inside their stronghold of Mosul on Wednesday, when allied militias linked up west of the city.