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Why the Battle for Mosul Could Become a Total Disaster

Daniel L. Davis Security, Middle East From someone who has actually been close to the frontlines before the fighting.  The long anticipated battle against the Islamic State (ISIS) in Mosul has now officially begun. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is already declaring that his country will “ celebrate victory as one" because “Today I declare the start of these victorious operations to free you from the violence and terrorism of Daesh (ISIS).
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