The Battle To Retake Mosul Could Lead To Humanitarian Disaster

Iraqi forces are deployed during an offensive to retake Mosul from Islamic State
Iraqi forces are deployed during an offensive to retake Mosul from Islamic State militants outside Mosul, Iraq on Oct. 17, 2016. Columns of Iraqi and Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-led airstrikes slowly advanced on Mosul from several directions on Monday, launching a long-awaited operation to retake Iraq's second largest city from the Islamic State group. Khalid Mohammed / Associated Press
Iraqi forces are deployed during an offensive to retake Mosul from Islamic State
Iraqi forces are deployed during an offensive to retake Mosul from Islamic State militants outside Mosul, Iraq on Oct. 17, 2016. Columns of Iraqi and Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-led airstrikes slowly advanced on Mosul from several directions on Monday, launching a long-awaited operation to retake Iraq's second largest city from the Islamic State group. Khalid Mohammed / Associated Press

The Battle To Retake Mosul Could Lead To Humanitarian Disaster

An offensive is underway to retake control of the city of Mosul in Iraq. Mosul has been under the rule of ISIS.

The United Nations said up to a million people could be displaced by the fighting.

We discuss the military offensive, the humanitarian situation and the politics involved in the battle with Scott Portman, a senior technical advisor for Heartland Alliance.