Iraqi Forces Push Into Mosul

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An Iraqi special forces soldier drives a Humvee close to the in the village of Bazwaya, some eight kilometers from the center of Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. (Marko Drobnjakovic/AP)

Iraqi troops entered Mosul today, two weeks after the offensive started to retake the Iraqi city of from the Islamic State. But ISIS fighters are putting up fierce resistance.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson checks in with Kevin Baron, a Defense One reporter who is following the offensive and is just back from Iraq.


Kevin Baron, executive editor of Defense One. He tweets @DefenseBaron.

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