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Mosul will be Iraqi forces' greatest challenge, says Michael Fallon

Defence secretary acknowledges retaking Mosul could take months with likelihood of extensive casualties The battle to retake Mosul is the greatest challenge Iraqi forces have faced, the British defence secretary has said, warning that Islamic State fighters were unlikely to be ousted quickly. Michael Fallon said there were likely to be extensive causalities during the intense operation against Isis, which could last several months.
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