If ISIS Loses Mosul, What Then?

img_0164On October 17, 18,000 Iraqi Security Forces, 10,000 Kurds, several thousand policemen, and an array of Sunni and Shia militia fighters, along with their American advisors, began a long-awaited campaign to take back the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State. “I am announcing today the beginning of these heroic operations to liberate you from the brutality and terrorism of ISIS,” Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared in a televised statement marking the start of the operation. “God willing, we will meet soon on the ground of Mosul where we will all celebrate the liberation and your freedom.” Read More