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.
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:
However, other tweets currently deny this: