VOA双语新闻:伊拉克总理表示 摩苏尔行动进展超过预期



2016-10-22 15:26






美国国防部宣布,一名美国军人在伊拉克北部的一次炸弹爆炸中丧生, 但目前还不清楚这次爆炸是否与摩苏尔行动有关。

星期三,负责联军伊拉克地面作战的美国将领呼吁进攻摩苏尔的伊拉克军队不要 “急于求成,给敌人可乘之机“。

Iraqi PM: Mosul Operation Going Faster than Expected

Iraq’s prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, says the operation to retake Mosul from Islamic State is going much faster than expected.

He spoke in Paris where foreign ministers from Western and Middle Eastern nations have been meeting to discuss how to restore peace and stability once the Islamic State group is ousted from Mosul.

The Pentagon announced that a U.S. service member was killed in a blast northern Iraq but it was unclear if the incident was linked to the Mosul operation

On Wednesday, the U.S. general running the coalition ground campaign in Iraq urged Iraqi forces fighting for Mosul not to "go so fast that they start to give opportunity to the enemy."







US Received No Formal Notice from Philippines

American officials say they have gotten no formal notice from Manila following Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's announcement of a "separation" from the United States.

"We have not received any official requests from Filipino officials to alter any of our many issues where we bilaterally cooperate," White House spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters.

"It is inexplicably at odds with the very close relationship that we have with the Filipino people, as well as the government there on many different levels, not just from a security perspective," said State Department spokesman John Kirby. "We are going to be seeking an explanation of exactly what the president meant when he talked about separation from the U.S."

The State Department said Assistant Secretary Daniel Russel would visit Manila from Saturday through Tuesday. Kirby called the trip a a "long-scheduled, long-planned" visit.

Following high-level talks with Chinese leaders in Beijing, the Philippine leader announced a military and economic separation from the United States.