Sunday, October 16, 2016

ISIS in the crosshairs: Battle for Mosul begins

The final push to force ISIS out of Iraq is beginning soon. The force which is comprised of Iraqi security forces and military, and Kurdish fighters. The coalition is supported by 30 US and British advisors as well as an artillery unit. This fight is important because the city of Mosul is the last major stronghold that ISIS controls in Iraq, as well as being a port which they use to sell goods and bring in fighters and money. This battle is expected to take months because even if the initial battle is successful it is believed that ISIS will leave behind sleeper sells to continue attacking weeks after the major combat has ceased. This battle will determine the future of ISIS thats why it is so significant.
-Sean Raleigh

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