They Called Us Infidels

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Nearly two years since the Islamic State took the city of Mosul in northern Iraq, the Iraqi Army launched an offensive to wrest the city back from the insurgency in October of 2016.

While the forward push of the Iraqi Security Forces has slowed down after a month of fighting as they reached city limits, the exodus of residents fleeing the violence has not.

According to estimates it is predicted that the number of internally displaced will hover around a million people.

"We had a Belgian Daesh fighter calling us kafir [unbelievers]," said Brigadier-General Ammar Jassem, smiling wryly. "Imagine - he came to Iraq to fight us and calls us kafir."
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