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Saudi Foreign Minister: ISIS will lose the war

Adel Al-Jubeir said that he was worried about other extremist militias entering Mosul and engaging in bloodbaths.

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When asked about an offensive in the Iraqi city of Mosul, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said, Monday, ISIS would lose the war. But he added that he was worried about other extremist militias entering Mosul and "engaging in bloodbaths".

"This would have tremendously negative consequences and would further inflame the sectarian tensions in Iraq. That would be the greatest danger we see," he said.

Monday, Iraqi government forces, with air and ground support from the US-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.

On another part, al-Jubeir said Saudi Arabia is prepared to agree to a ceasefire in Yemen.