Iraq launches Mosul offensive to drive out ISIS

By Babak Dehghanpisheh and Maher Chmaytelli for Reuters | BAGHDAD — Iraqi government forces, with air and ground support from the U.S.-led coalition, launched an offensive on Monday to drive Islamic State from the northern city of Mosul, the militants’ last major stronghold in the country. Helicopters released flares overhead and explosions could be heard …