first published on November 13, 2016 by Will
CNN battle for Mosul footage shows the nightmare that is the fight to dislodge ISIS from their Iraqi capital stronghold. Narrow streets lined with human defecation hide thousands of explosive booby traps as Iraqi soldiers shoot at everything in sight. They even manage to shoot and kill an unarmed taxi driver without a single one of them aiming. The civilians are scared for good reason. Iraqi troops do not discriminate when it comes to pulling the trigger, and many of the civilians supported the Daesh infrastructure as they held the city for the past two years. Shia Iraqi troops will make sure they remind the Sunni civilians of that fact as they crush their way through the northern Iraq city.