Mosul and the ashes of war

As Iraqi forces press closer towards Mosul, ISIL fighters are digging in, displaying fierce resistance to the imminent recapture of their last urban stronghold in the country. It could still take weeks or even months, but it is only a matter of time before the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group is driven out of Iraq’s second-largest city, analysts say. … http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/11/mosul-rise-ashes-battle-161112100900149.html

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