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Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Services (CTS) advance in West Mosul's Al-Najjar neighborhood on May 22, 2017, during the ongoing offensive to retake the area from Islamic State group fighters. (Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)
Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Services (CTS) advance in West Mosul's Al-Najjar neighborhood on May 22, 2017, during the ongoing offensive to retake the area from Islamic State group fighters. (Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)
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The U.S. commander in charge of advising Iraqi troops says the most difficult part of the offensive to retake Mosul from ISIS will be the fight for the final neighborhoods held by the group.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Washington Post reporter Thomas Gibbons-Neff (@tmgneff), who has been in the city covering the offensive, which started last October.

This segment aired on May 22, 2017.

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