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If the Mosul offensive is a success, what could this mean for Isis?

Defeat as a territorial power in Iraq could dramatically change the entire landscape of Islamic militancy Some time in the not too distant future, perhaps weeks, perhaps months, Islamic State will almost certainly be forced to relinquish Mosul, the second city of Iraq and the seat of the caliphate it declared more than two years ago. The offensive to retake the city, which once had two million or more inhabitants, is now under way.
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