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Smoke billows on the front line near Hasan Sham village, some 45 kilometres east of the city of Mosul, during a military operation by Iraqi Kurdish forces aimed at retaking areas from the Islamic State group on May 29, 2016. (Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images)
Smoke billows on the front line near Hasan Sham village, some 45 kilometres east of the city of Mosul, during a military operation by Iraqi Kurdish forces aimed at retaking areas from the Islamic State group on May 29, 2016. (Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images)
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American Marines endured some of the bloodiest fighting of the Iraq War in this city in 2004. Twelve years later, Iraqi forces helped by U.S. air strikes are engaged in an offensive to retake the city from ISIS. Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti talks to Ahmed Maher with the BBC in Baghdad, where yesterday ISIS carried out a wave of bombings that killed at least two dozen people.

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This segment aired on May 31, 2016.

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