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US general: Liberation of Mosul involves ‘hardest’ urban combat in recent history | Stripes

US general: Liberation of Mosul involves ‘hardest’ urban combat in recent history | Stripes

The operation to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul is the most intense urban combat anywhere in the world in recent  times, Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin, head of ground forces for the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State, said Wednesday.

Five thousand civilians and 1,600 Iraqi troops have been killed and injured in Mosul since the operation to retake the city began in mid-October, according to Iraqi officials

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