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Mosul offensive personal for Iraqi commander

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> Leaving behind a family and job in America for a commander's role on the front line in Iraq. Major General Najim al-Jubouri, asked by the Iraqi prime minister to help lead the fight against Islamic state. His decision to say yes was personal.>> Here in Mosul ISIS killed a lot from my tribe, and from my friends.
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If you saw the cage, when they would put people in the cage and put them in the water.>> In the cage?>> Yeah. They might catch them.>> Jubouri served in Saddam Hussein's army for decades, now trying to overcome the challenges of fighting IS in Mosul. Heavy weapons and tanks can't move through Mosul's narrow streets.
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IS use civilians as human shields to slow government advances.>> Our mission in Mosul like the surgery, we want to lift just the cancer from the body. And this very difficult mission inside Mosul>> Jubouri says Iraqi forces set a six month time table for the Mosul campaign, but predicts the group will collapse.
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Confident of victory by the end of the year.>> In the beginning, we're facing the range everyday about between 60 and 70, we built.>> 60 and 70 car bombs?>> Yeah, car bombs. Now, we're catching about two or three.>> Iraqi forces have captured about 60% of eastern Mosul.
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Jubouri says the Western side could prove a lot more dangerous.