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Wearing the military uniform of Iraq’s élite counterterrorism force, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi abruptly appeared on Iraqi national television in the early hours of Monday morning. “The time of victory has come, and operations to liberate Mosul have started,” he announced. The long-anticipated battle against the Islamic State—also known as ISIS, ISIL, or Daesh—for control of the strategic city was under way at last.
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