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The Fall of Mosul occurred between 4–10 June 2014, when Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) insurgents, initially led by Abu Abdulrahman al-Bilawi, defeated the Iraqi Army, led by Lieutenant General Mahdi Al-Gharrawi.
In January 2014, ISIL took control of Fallujah and Ramadi, inciting conflict with the Iraqi army. On 4 June, the insurgents began their efforts to capture Mosul. The Iraqi army had 30,000 soldiers and another 30,000 federal police stationed in the city, facing a 1,500-member attacking force. However, after six days of fighting, the city, Mosul International Airport, and the helicopters located there all fell under ISIL's control. An estimated 500,000 civilians fled from the city, due to the conflict.

Comparing Mosul https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_Mosul to Marawi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marawi_crisis and the ongoing battles in both cities;
Mosul vs Marawi
Land Area 16.82km2 vs 10km2
Population >600,000 vs <200,000
Security Force (a) 30,000+30,000 vs 8,000
ISIS terrorists (b) 1,500 vs 1,000
Ratio (a to b) 40to1 vs 8to1
Conflict Start Date June 2014 vs May 2017
Secured Territory 96% vs 90%

ISIS defeated the Iraqi Army even though they were outnumbered 40 to 1. The battle has been ongoing for 3 years and there is still 4% of Mosul to be liberated. On the other hand, ISIS overran Marawi at a more favorable ratio. But the Philippine military has already secured 90% of Marawi in less than a month. So compared to the Iraqis, the Filipinos are doing extremely well. To our soldiers, keep up the good work, and thank you for serving our country !!!


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