News Brief: Mosul liberated from ISIS control



Iraqi army soldiers from 1st Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Iraqi Army Division patrol a street in Mosul, Iraq, Feb. 18, 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Robertson) (Released)

Madison Gomez, Reporter

“Victory over ISIS appears likely, but there are concerns on what comes next…” said Jason Burke, a writer for The Guardian wrote in an article about Mosul, Iraq.

The city has been in tyranny since its capture in 2014. Therefore, re-establishing a proper city and finding homes for the 1.3 million refugees are the concerns. When ISIS first took over the city, the leader of the group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, declared Mosul the caliphate’s government and a key place of trade.

Kurdish, Iraqi and U.S. forces had launched an attack on Mosul, putting five thousand troops to help fight the terrorist group. Even after 28 hours of fighting on Nov. 7, ISIS is not completely out of Mosul.