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Iraqi special forces arrive in Mosul to begin effort to liberate city from ISIS | CBS News

Iraqi special forces arrive in Mosul to begin effort to liberate city from ISIS | CBS News

A few hundred Iraqi special forces arrived Friday at the front line near militant-held Mosul, one small part of a series of troop movements that have massed thousands of soldiers ahead of an operation seeking to retake the country’s second-largest city from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

“Yesterday, our commander told us: This is it, the liberation of Mosul is beginning,” a special forces sergeant said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media.

Source: Iraqi special forces arrive in Mosul to begin effort to liberate city from ISIS – CBS News