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. Above is a photo shared on Twitter by MEVAN88
, who describes himself as a "Kurdish patriot." The Kurdish Peshmerga are part of the American coalition spearheading the charge to retake Mosul. Other factions include the Iraqi Army, Shia militias, Christian militias, and the Turkish Nineveh Guard. Mosul is the last major ISIS-held city in Iraq. It fell to the terrorist organization in June 2014. However, it is still unclear if the actual operation to retake it has begun or if it's just preliminary set-up for the major assault. There have been conflicting reports.
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