Mosul was declared liberated from jihadists almost six months ago, but judging by its current state it could take years to clear the debris. Most of the city appears uninhabitable, although people can be found living in the ruins.
Bomb components, suicide vests, drones and even swords used in public beheadings, RT has been granted exclusive access to a ‘museum’ of trophies seized from ISIS terrorists by a Shia paramilitary group during Iraq’s liberation.
The Royal Australian Air Force is withdrawing its jets from anti-terrorist missions in Iraq and Syria, shifting its focus to “support” and provide “counter-terrorism services” to the Iraqi Security Forces.
Decades of instability and weakened security forces make Afghanistan one of the most probable new IS destinations after the terrorist group's defeat in Syria and Iraq, Nikita Mendkovich, political analyst at the Russian International Affairs Council, told RT.
On a sandstorm-swept morning in Baghdad earlier last week, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the legendary deputy leader of Hashd al-Shaabi, a.k.a. People Mobilization Units (PMUs) and the actual mastermind of numerous ground battles against ISIS/Daesh, met a small number of independent foreign journalists and analysts.