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Battle for Mosul: Snipers, car bombs and trapped families

 

Iraqi special forces insist they will be in the centre of Mosul "very soon" after adopting new tactics which have seen fewer casualties and more progress – albeit slow. Alex Crawford is with them as they try to reach the Tigris.

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Battle for Mosul: Snipers, car bombs and trapped families

 

Iraqi special forces insist they will be in the centre of Mosul "very soon" after adopting new tactics which have seen fewer casualties and more progress – albeit slow. Alex Crawford is with them as they try to reach the Tigris.

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The battle for Mosul: Sky crew under fire from Islamic State

 

The assault on Mosul was months in the planning and within hours it was clear it would not be an easy victory.

Iraqi and Kurdish forces started moving in on the Islamic State stronghold and immediately came under attack.

Among those with them, our Chief Correspondent Stuart Ramsay. He travelled with Division One of the Kurdish Peshmerga to the town of Bertella to the east of Mosul.

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Former MI5 agent: how we foiled terror attacks almost daily

 

A former British intelligence agent talks to Alistair Bunkall about how they foil terror attacks- sometimes daily- and how on one operation he was required to cover himself in his own urine.

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