As an array of forces descend on Mosul in the fight to defeat ISIS, attention is starting to turn to the post-conflict scenario in this place - one of Iraq’s biggest and most strategically important cities.
Shiite terrorists mobilised
Members of Shiite Popular Mobilization forces grieve for Imam Hussein, during Muharram, an important period of mourning for Shiites inside the holy shrine of Imam Abbas in the Shiite holy city of Karbala 80 km south of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 (File Photo: AP/Hadi Mizban)
The Kurdish dimension
A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter looks at ISIS positions during heavy fighting in Bashiqa, east of Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 (Photo: AP/Felipe Dana)