Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi
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Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi: We plan to regain Mosul

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has told the BBC's John Simpson that Iraq is making preparations to move against the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul.

He also said that when he took office five months ago, he was surprised at the lack of support from the US.

However, he said that has changed significantly in the last four weeks with ''an acceleration of support''.

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