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Tactics in the battle for Iraq's Mosul

Iraqi security forces have launched a final push to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group, which seized the country's second city more than two years ago. Here are some of the tactics that will likely be employed by Iraqi security forces, and those IS may use against them: - Encirclement then assault - Iraqi forces will fight their way to Mosul and then seek to encircle the city before launching an attack inside it -- tactics they have used in operations to retake other IS-held cities including Ramadi and Tikrit.
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