Mosul is a city in northern Iraq, governed since 10 June 2014 by Islamic State (IS). Mosul is the last remaining major Iraqi city under ISIL control. The Battle of Mosul, a military offensive to re-take the city, began in October 2016, and is the largest deployment of Iraqi forces since the 2003 invasion by U.S. and coalition forces.
Located some 400 km (250 mi) north of Baghdad, the original city stands on the west bank of the Tigris River, opposite the ancient Assyrian city of Nineveh on the east bank, but the metropolitan area has grown to encompass substantial areas on both the "Left Coast" (east side) and the "Right Coast" (west side) as the two banks are described in the local language.
1- Iraq army forces