Iraq War 2016: Kurdish & Iraqi Special Forces In Heavy Clashes With ISIS During The Battle For Mosul

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Iraq War 2016: Kurdish & Iraqi Special Forces In Heavy Clashes With ISIS During The Battle For Mosul

Iraq War 2016: Kurdish & Iraqi Special Forces In Heavy Clashes With ISIS During The Battle For Mosul.

The video shows Kurdish and Iraqi Special Forces in heavy combat action during heavy clashes with ISIS as part of the Mosul Offensive 2016 in order to clear the city of Mosul, Iraq from Daesh.

The video begins with a close call for an ISIS fighter that got nearly shot by incoming rounds and then shows an armored assault of Iraqi M1A1 Abrams tanks on ISIS positions west of Mosul filmed from the turret of one tank with a GoPro tank turret cam or in short tank cam.

After this the video shows a American volunteer fighter embedded with Kurdish Peshmerga filming the destruction of an ISIS SVBIED before the video shows a Kurdish Special Force column armed with lots of German weapons such as G36 Assault rifles, Panzerfaust 3 and Dingo armored vehicles battle ISIS and destroying several other SVBIEDs before having close combat with ISIS fighters hidden inside a house.

The last and longest part of the video shows Iraqi Special Forces in heavy combat and firefights with ISIS in the streets of Mosul.

The Battle of Mosul is a joint offensive by Iraqi government forces with allied militias, Iraqi Kurdistan, and international forces to retake the city of Mosul from the so called Islamic State.

The battle for Mosul is considered key in the military intervention against ISIS, which seized the city in June 2014.

The operation follows the Mosul offensive in 2015 and 2016. The offensive began with Iraqi troops and Peshmerga fighters engaging ISIS on three fronts outside Mosul, going from village to village in the surrounding area.

More than 120 towns and villages were liberated from ISIL control in the first two weeks of fighting. At dawn on 1 November, Iraqi Special Operations Forces entered the city on the eastern front.Met with fierce fighting, heavy combat, heavy clashes and heavy firefights the Iraqi advance into the city was slowed by elaborate defenses – including road blocks, booby traps, suicide bombers and snipers – along with the presence of civilians.

Mosul is Iraq’s second most populous city. It fell to 800 ISIS militants in June 2014 because of the largely Sunni population’s deep distrust of the primarily Shia Iraqi government and its corrupt armed forces.

The city was once extremely diverse, with ethnic minorities including Armenians, Yazidis, Assyrian, Turkmen, and Shabak people, who suffered considerably under the murderous Sunni Arab ISIL. Mosul remains the last stronghold of ISIS in Iraq, and the anticipated offensive to reclaim it was hyped as the "mother of all battles".

Heavy fighting will be ongoing in 2017 but there are good chances the city will be liberated from ISIS.

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