Tightening the ISIS Noose in Mosul

Thirteen villages were liberated yesterday after air operations targeted ISIS command and control capability, car bomb factories, weapons caches and headquarters.
1:30 | 10/20/16

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Our team on the front lines in Iraq tonight at this hour Americans helping the Iraqis in their offensive to take out prices. And our team witnessing the oil fields on fire. ABC's Alex Moore court in one town just taken back from license. Driving toward Mosul today embedded with the Iraqi Army the skies darkened. This is almost an apocalyptic scene you can see the sky right there is turned completely black because all across this battlefield like right there. Crisis has been setting fire to oil wells for cover. This dusty road leading to a town taken back from ices just two days ago. There's just a loud explosion under our car we think it was and I beat it went off something like. Three miles from the front line a small group of families fleeing the fighting some with white flags. And in the town of all haunt a crowd gathered around the bodies of two local basis militants. You can see good people from the town gathered around there are celebrating a lot many taking self these. And flashing peace signs that act like among them sixteen year old construct it tells us that for two years ice it's would come to his house to arrest and execute him. Hi in his bedroom I felt blood that doesn't. Off trop and his friends now free of I says but many other villages and Mosul itself for now remain in its grip. David Iraqi commanders tell us they're trying to consolidate and even out the front line as they advance towards the city limits of Mosul it's only then that the fiercest fighting will begin. David Alex are thanks to you.

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