01 March 2017

Battle of Mosul Still In Progress

Iraqi forces outnumber ISIS troops 10-1 and have far superior military equipment at their disposal. But, four months and two weeks after the fight began, the fight for Mosul, which was secured by ISIS in 2014, is still far from over.

Today was the first day the Iraqi forces finally managed to isolate ISIS forces in Western Mosul, which it still controls, from other ISIS territory. But, at the pace at which this battle has been proceeding, it could easily be two or three months before the city can be fully retaken.

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