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Iraqi forces gather at the Qayyarah military base, about 35 miles south of Mosul, on October 16, as they prepare for an offensive to retake Mosul, the last IS-held city in the country, after regaining much of the territory the jihadists seized in 2014 and 2015.
Iraqi forces gather at the Qayyarah military base, about 35 miles south of Mosul, on October 16, as they prepare for an offensive to retake Mosul, the last IS-held city in the country, after regaining much of the territory the jihadists seized in 2014 and 2015.

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A long-awaited operation to seize the key Iraqi city of Mosul after two years of ISIS control is imminent, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced.

The battle for Mosul begins

A long-awaited operation to seize the key Iraqi city of Mosul after two years of ISIS control is imminent, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced.