From A Mountain, Kurds Keep Watch On ISIS In Mosul

February 20, 2015 5:56 PM

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A mix of Arabs and Kurds are preparing for an eventual assault on Mosul, the key city in northern Iraq that the militants of the self-proclaimed Islamic State have controlled since June. Training at a new camp near the front line, the men wear balaclavas to cover their faces, because they have family in Mosul and don't want to put their relatives at risk.

Imagine standing on top of a mountain, looking down at your home in the valley below, and being unable to go there — even for a visit.

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