The Battle of Mosul Was the Beginning of the End of the Islamic State Caliphate

from  Global Dispatches -- World News That Matters

Oct 4, 2019


The battle of Mosul began exactly three years ago this month. Iraqi government forces and allied Kurdish militias with backing from the United States and other key international partners sought to re-take Mosul from ISIS, which captured the city two years earlier. Mosul is the second most populous city in Iraq. The fighting that ensued was the most intense urban warfare since World War Two. tThe liberating forces went neighborhood to neighborhood, house to house, to recapture territory. It took ...more

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