- Associated Press - Monday, October 24, 2016

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Hillary Clinton is accusing rival Donald Trump of “basically declaring defeat” before the start of the battle to retake Mosul, Iraq, from the Islamic State group.

The Democratic presidential nominee is pointing to Trump’s tweet on Sunday that the campaign to retake Mosul was “turning out to be a total disaster,” adding the U.S. is “looking so dumb.”

Clinton said Monday in Manchester, New Hampshire, that Trump has no plan to defeat IS and is proving what it would mean to have an unqualified commander in chief in the White House.

The U.S.-led coalition’s offensive to retake Mosul from Islamic State militants is now in its second week. It involves more than 25,000 Iraqi troops, Kurdish forces and others.

Clinton campaigned alongside Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.


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