So Iraq is basically about to de-ISIS itself, the battle of Mosul kicked off today, to kick ISIS out of their last major stronghold in Iraq. It started with leaflets being dropped by the US, and then the citizens themselves starting an armed uprising against ISIS, which sent the Iraq military and militias into gear. We bombed their main bridges to create one safe corridor for ISIS and civilians trapped to safely get out.
As a Marine who did two tours over in Iraq, I've always watched with dismay and now interest everything that's been going on in Iraq and Afghanistan, as the areas I fought over and knew people who died in were gobbled up by ISIS, and now retaken by the Iraqi's. This is the current landscape:
You can watch a live video of it on Daily Mail's website, as they sit back at one of the cordon sites near the bottom of the page here: