The Battle for Mosul and the future of ISIS

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Guests: Tim Arango, Douglas Ollivant, William McCants

The battle to recapture Mosul from ISIS continues this week.  Experts warn that the military operation will be difficult and could last months.  Along with the military challenges that Iraqi, Kurdish Peshmerga and U.S. special operation forces are facing, there are also humanitarian concerns about the large civilian population in Mosul and the potential for sectarian violence if the city is retaken.  This hour, we discuss the assault on Mosul and why it has the potential to be a turning point in the fight against ISIS and for future stability in Iraq with TIM ARANGO, Baghdad bureau chief for the New York Times, DOUGLAS OLLIVANT, senior fellow at New America, and WILLIAM MCCANTS, director of the Brookings Institution’s Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World and the author of The ISIS Apocalypse.

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