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What would victory in Mosul look like?

A "day after" strategy is vital

By Renad Mansour & Saad Aldouri  

Smoke rises in nearby Mosul as Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces advance towards the city, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. Iraqi special forces charged into the Mosul battle Thursday with a pre-dawn advance on a nearby town held by the Islamic State group, a key part of a multi-pronged assault on eastern approaches to the besieged city. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

With the Mosul offensive underway, discussion has largely focused on the eventual fate of Islamic State, once it is ousted from the city.…

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