Battle for Mosul
Iraqi forces have crept their way into the city limits of Mosul in an attempt to take back the city from the Islamic State militants who took control over two years ago. This is the last major city that the Islamic State has control over in Iraq, and many defense mechanisms have been set up to make the reclaiming of Mosul difficult for the Iraqi army. This major offensive started two weeks ago and has Iraqi and Kurdish troops working together on the ground with U.S. troops helping with airstrikes. Experts believe that the city will soon be handed back to Iraq, ending the Islamic State’s short lived reign in Iraq.
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