Iraqi Army Kicks ISIS Out Of Mosul

Iraq Declares Victory In Mosul
Children holding Iraq's national flag react as Iraqi forces celebrate in the Old City of Mosul on July 9, 2017 after the government's announcement of the "liberation" of the embattled city. Iraq declared victory against the Islamic State group in Mosul on July 9 after a grueling months-long campaign, dealing the biggest defeat yet to the jihadist group.(Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images)
Iraq Declares Victory In Mosul
Children holding Iraq's national flag react as Iraqi forces celebrate in the Old City of Mosul on July 9, 2017 after the government's announcement of the "liberation" of the embattled city. Iraq declared victory against the Islamic State group in Mosul on July 9 after a grueling months-long campaign, dealing the biggest defeat yet to the jihadist group.(Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images)

Iraqi Army Kicks ISIS Out Of Mosul

Last week, the Iraqi army took back the city of Mosul from ISIS. The  U.S. coalition supported military campaign, began in October 2016. Iraqi officials claimed its forces killed approximately 25,000 ISIS fighters. Amnesty International claims nearly 6000 civilians were killed. Other estimates put the number of displaced at around 700,000. Thousands of buildings, across large swaths of Mosul, now lay in rubble. ISIS is still entrenched in many Iraqi cities and towns, including Tal Afar, 30 miles west of Mosul. Reports maintain taking back the mid-sized town is the Iraqi military’s next goal

Worldview talks with Laith Saud, co-author of An Introduction to Islam in the 21st Century, about the costs and path forward in Iraq’s battle with ISIS.