ISIS Fights Rebellion In Mosul, Iraq

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Iraqi security forces are stationed outside the city of Shirqat near Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. Iraqi forces have launched a new military operation to recapture a key town north of Baghdad from the Islamic State group. (AP)

As the Iraqi military, assisted by the United States, prepares to launch an offensive to retake Mosul from ISIS, the extremist group is fighting opposition inside the city.

ISIS is cracking down brutally on people involved in the rebellion. Mosul remains the largest city still controlled by ISIS and its fall would be a huge victory in the war.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson hears more from Loveday Morris of The Washington Post.


Loveday Morris, Baghdad bureau chief for The Washington Post. She tweets @lovedaym.

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