Has the Operation to Liberate Mosul From ISIS Began? Unknown.

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Pro-government forces drive in military vehicles in Iraq’s eastern Salaheddin province, south of Hawijah, on October 10, 2016, as they clear the area in preparation for the push to retake the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. (MAHMOUD AL-SAMARRAI/AFP/Getty Images)

Conflicting reports are coming in that the American coalition, consisting of the Iraqi Army, the Kurdish Peshmerga, Shia militias, Christian militias, and the Turkish Nineveh Guard, have descended upon Mosul, Iraq to free it from the Islamic State.

Mosul is the last major ISIS-held city in Iraq. It fell to the terrorist organization in June 2014.

Plans have been underway for the siege of Mosul for quite some time. According to The Guardian, plans were for it to be taken by early next year. Later reports put out today had it beginning “soon.”

According to CNN, wounded ISIS fighters fled the city for Syria in preparation of an imminent assault.

Al-Masdar News reports that the fight has started, but Twitter is abuzz with conflicting reports that the retaking of Mosul has not.

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the battle could displace over a million people.

Scroll down to read what is being reported from those in the region.

The following state that the operation to liberate Mosul has began:

PHOTOS: Mosul Offensive to Defeat ISIS in Iraq

The first images allegedly out of Mosul, Iraq have appeared online, showing that some sort of operation is about to begin or has begun in retaking the major Iraqi city from the Islamic State.

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However, other tweets currently deny this:

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In a new photo report released on Islamic State terrorist channels, ISIS religious police called "hisbah" carry out sharia law punishments, including public executions by stoning.

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ISIS to Become ‘More Dangerous’ After Defeat in Mosul

Brig. Gen. Dave Anderson of Canada told reporters at the Pentagon that after the Islamic State is defeated in its stronghold of Mosul, Iraq, its next incarnation may be more sinister.

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