The militants are vastly outnumbered and outgunned by Iraqi forces backed by a US-led coalition and are defending their last major stronghold in Iraq using suicide auto bombs, snipers and mortars. Coalition forces aided by US-led airstrikes began the operation to retake the city in October. The jihadists have taken control of the Badush prison in mid-2014 after an offensive, which saw them claiming large areas north and west of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
On Saturday, an activist confronted White House press secretary Sean Spicer in an Apple store, questioning his relationship to Russian Federation. Spicer mutters something about living in a "great country" when Chauhan then asks him about "the Russian Federation stuff".
It was then that known sex offender Gary Steiner attacked her. She recalled the ordeal to ABC News , alleging that she turned around to see Gary Steiner standing in the restroom. "I started to feel like I was going to lose consciousness, but I got another surge of adrenaline", Herron told ABC. But letting him know you are not taking me down today.
The decision rests with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah. The BJP won with a massive majority in this Assembly election with 325 of the 403 seats going into its kitty. The victory will also help the BJP's numbers in the Rajya Sabha, (upper house of parliament), which will help the BJP to push its legislative agenda.
Iraqi forces are now fighting ISIS in western Mosul after declaring the city's east "fully liberated" in January. The general said he expected the fighting there to be completed in the coming hours. It is by far the largest city Islamic State has held since the group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed a caliphate spanning Iraq and Syria from a mosque in Mosul in the summer of 2014.
It was to reopen at 3 p.m. The incident marks the second time the JCC has been targeted by threats this week. According to the Anti-Defamation League, there have been 152 threats this year against Jewish institutions in 37 states and two Canadian provinces.