Iraqi forces close in on Mosul, ISIS’s de facto capital

HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: Iraqi army troops continue to close in taking back control of Mosul from ISIS militants who captured it three years ago. Mosul was the country’s second- largest city after Baghdad. One U.S. commander says U.S. army forces are helping the Iraqis in a, quote, very close fight in the streets of Mosul. Many of the tens of thousands of civilians trapped by the fighting, with little food or water, are now trying to flee to safety.

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