ABC News Online: Mosul: The biggest battle anywhere on the planet
For three months a gruelling battle has been underway to take back the city of Mosul from Islamic State.
As government forces now push into the final Islamic State-held areas in the city's west, they find themselves locked in a brutal street-by-street fight.
Reporting under fire, Middle East correspondent Matt Brown and cameraman Aaron Hollett have been charting the battle for Four Corners:
Mosul is the Islamic State group's most important stronghold in Iraq and the battle will be key to fighting the broader threat of terrorism.
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 207, 2017
In Syria, Turkey Finds Itself Boxed In: What's Next? -- Aaron Stein and Rao Komar, War on the Rocks
Why the assassination of Kim Jong Un's brother should terrify us all -- Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, The Week
China's Strategic Support Force: A Force for Innovation? -- Elsa Kania, The Diplomat
Why China is building islands in the South China Sea -- Sam Ellis, VOX
South China Sea: What's at stake -- Katie Hunt, CNN
Asia's Strongmen Aren't Strong Enough -- Michael Schuman, Bloomberg
Why Japan is relieved about Trump -- Julian Ryall, South China Morning Post
NATO Is the Key to Our Stability -- So Pay For It -- Telegraph editorial
Eastern Ukraine ceasefire begins -- but will it hold? -- Euan McKirdy and Emma Burrows, CNN
Why Russian Military Aggression Has Backfired on Moscow -- Nolan Peterson, Daily Signal
Vladimir Putin’s ‘puppet strings’ on Trump are an illusion -- Bart Marcois, the Hill
Can Trump and Putin, Despite Uproar, Still Make a Deal? -- Richard Weitz, RCW
Britain under Corbyn? Just look at Venezuela -- Jason Mitchell, Spectator
Trump may have been unclear, but Sweden experiencing a migrant crime wave -- Cody Derespina, FOX News
Trump's election has parallels to Andrew Jackson's presidency -- Jonathan Lemire, AP