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‘Victory selfies’ from Mosul’s frontline

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A new trend in frontline ‘victory selfies’ and videos make war more immediate than ever before, providing Iraqi civilians with live updates on the frontline action providing them with valuable information.

When the battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State militants began last month, many were unnerved by the idea that the war was being live streamed through social networks.

The fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS/ISIL) may look strange broadcast via Facebook Live to those far away but for Iraqis close to the fighting, soldiers on the ground posting to social media is often beating traditional news sources as their first port of call for what’s happening and giving them tips which would give them advantage in order to stay alive during clashes.

Here are some selfies taken either by civilians or Iraqi soldiers in and around Mosul.

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French Special Forces in Iraq

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For more than two years, operators from the French Special Operations Command (C.O.S – Commandement des Opérations Spéciales) have been deployed in the Iraq where they conduct, in all discretion, operations against the Islamic State. In northern Iraq, they played a major role with Kurdish fighters in the battles of Mosul and Kirkuk.

An interesting collection of photos of French special forces fighting in Iraq. The photos below show the French subsidiary acting in conjunction with Iraqi army and Peshmerga in the Kirkuk area and to the North of Mosul. The photos are reportedly dated from December 2016.

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The FBI released never-seen before photos of the 9/11

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Five al-Qaeda militants hijacked American Airlines flight 77 on Sept. 11, 2001. The plane was on its way from Dulles Airport outside of Washington, D.C., to Los Angeles.

The plane made it as far as eastern Kentucky before the terrorists took over the plane and slammed it into the Pentagon.

The FBI recently updated its photo vault with 27 images the agency took on the ground that day, as first responders raced to rescue the wounded and remove the dead from the shell of the nation’s symbol of military power.

Debris from the plane and the building are highlighted in the Mar. 23 release of photos. The attack killed 125 people in the Pentagon, as well as all aboard the flight.

The Boeing 757 took off from Dulles ten minutes early.

The events occured on 9/11 changed the US and the whole world permanently.

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