Dangerous Places

Mosul caught in ‘strange and terrifying’ battle as Islamic State foreign soldiers fight to the end

“Unlike Iraqi militants who can blend in with civilians and possibly slip through the net of security forces, foreign fighters have no escape and will therefore fight to the end. Mohammadawi said: ‘They don’t flee like the locals’. There are noticeably more foreign militants in the western half of the city than the east, which Iraqi forces cleared one month ago after 100 days of fighting, Mohammadawi added.”

Source: Mosul caught in ‘strange and terrifying’ battle as Islamic State foreign soldiers fight to the end | Reuters

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