DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. October 21, 2016, 6:01 PM (IDT)
On Oct. 21, five days into the Mosul operation, ISIS fighters and suicide bombers suddenly hurled themselves on the Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk in a coordinated attack. debkafile: They caught US, Iraqi and Kurdish generals leading the attack on Mosul unawares and opened a second front to their rear.
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