Kurdish Commander Says Battle for Mosul Will Take At Least 2 Months

The Iraqi army estimates there are 5,000 to 6,000 ISIS troops still defending Mosul, with the possibility of a bloody street-to-street battle and numerous booby traps and IEDs to contend with.
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Iraqi and Kurdish troops on the move pushing toward Mosul with the ultimate aim to defeat and remove licensed from in line. But my sister is fighting back not only with suicide bombers but also with propaganda. Releasing these images trying to portray life in Mosul as normal. Signs of the terror group retreating are emerging with the discovery of this tunnel believed to be used as hiding spot for ice is militants. Meanwhile pentagon officials now reveals some 100 American advisors are on the ground at sixteen. It is Iraqis who were doing the fighting. And they are performing. Effectively. And bravely. Iraqi troops are dropping leaflets to warn residents to stay out of ice his positions. Since crisis took over Mosul two years ago many fled the city including this man who spoke to ABC's Alex mark cart. What do you think life has been like in Mosul an awful ask and it did nanny nabbed. And many people many causes arm. And decides but Mosul is still home to more than a million people do your future according to humanitarian officials. Daunting. Offensive can we think most who. Could produce a humanitarian catastrophe resulting in one of the largest mine made displacement crisis in recent years. Knowing this UN officials say they are scrambling right now because the shelter space they have. Can only help about 10% of the people expected to flee Mosul. Ilyce vicar ABC news New York.

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