Sunday, March 19, 2017

Remembering What Mosul Looked Like When US Troops Were There In 2003

Task & Purpose: Here’s What Mosul Looked Like When US Troops Invaded It The First Time

In 2003, as the American occupation of Iraq got underway, the 101st Airborne Division led by Maj. Gen. David H. Petraeus established its headquarters in Mosul — a vast metropolis in northern Iraq.

Over the course of the occupation, Mosul saw heavy clashes between coalition forces and insurgents. More than 150 American soldiers were killed in the city, according to

Now, six years after President Obama oversaw the withdrawal of all U.S. combat troops from Iraq, Mosul is again the scene of heavy fighting — this time primarily between Iraqi and Kurdish forces and the army of the Islamic State.

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WNU Editor: This time it is Iraqis killing Iraqis, But unlike the last time, today's Iraq is a sectarian/religious conflict and the destruction is far more extensive.

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