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'Liberated' – How the battle for Mosul unfolded

'Liberated' – How the battle for Mosul unfolded

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A huge operation, involving more than 100,000 Iraqi troops, federal police, Shia and Sunni militias, was launched in October 2016 to recapture the country's second-largest city.Mosul had been under Islamic State control since 2014, when it was used as the base by leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi to declare a caliphate across Iraq and Syria.Here is a timeline of the operation to recapture Mosul:4-10 June 2014 Fall of Mosul Image:2014: Islamic State militants stand guard at a checkpoint after capturing MosulMilitants from Islamic State began their attack on Mosul on 4 June 2014, after the death of the group's military leader Abu Abdulrahman al Bilawi near the city on the previous day.Initially, convoys of pick-up trucks carrying four IS militants entered the city, shooting their way t...