Today marks the fourth day of the offensive to re-take Mosul from ISIS.
Iraqi special forces are now involved in the fight. The addition of the elite troops, also known as counterterrorism forces, marked a significant intensification of the fight for Iraq’s second-largest city. As they advanced, attack helicopters fired on the militants and heavy gunfire echoed across the plains.
The U.S.-led coalition is supporting the offensive with airstrikes, and American special forces are with the Iraqi special forces and the Kurds as advisers.
Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with CBS News foreign correspondent Holly Williams, who has been near the front lines.
With reporting from The Associated Press.