Iraqi Led Forces Battle to Liberate Mosul from ISIS Rule

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Members of Iraqi pro-government forces hold a position on the frontline on October 21, 2016 near the village of Tall al-Tibah, some 30 kilometres south of Mosul, during an operation to retake the main hub city from the Islamic State (IS) group jihadists.  (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

Iraqi and Kurdish forces, backed by a U.S-led coalition, have launched an offensive to take back the city of Mosul from ISIS, who have held it since 2014. Forum checks in on the battle for Mosul and the fight against ISIS in the region.


Ben Watson, news editor, Defense One