More Than 2 Months In, Fight For Mosul Rages On

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Shiite fighters advance towards the Iraqi town Shwah west of Mosul, on Dec. 11, 2016, during an ongoing operation against Islamic State (IS) group jihadists. (Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)

The Iraqi-led offensive to re-take Mosul from ISIS is more than two months old, and the battle is getting tougher the closer Iraqi forces get to the city center. The U.S. military is supporting the offensive with air strikes and advisers.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson checks in with NPR’s Jane Arraf (@janearraf) about how the offensive is going.

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