A soldier from the 1st Battalion of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces listens to an address by his commander after a training exercise to prepare for the operation to re-take Mosul from ISIS militants, in Baghdad, Iraq.

US Policy May Soon Lead Iraq Into Syrian Style Civil War

‘The result could be an Aleppo-style quagmire,’ warned a former U.S. army officer who believes that the efforts of U.S.-backed Iraqi forces to retake Mosul from ISIS could provoke a civil war.