The battle for Mosul is being live streamed on Facebook

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As Iraqi and Kurdish forces launch a military operation to retake the city of Mosul from the so-called Islamic State (Isis), broadcasters are streaming the battle live on Facebook. 

The operation, announced by Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi on state TV, aims to free Iraq’s second largest city and will be backed by US-led airstrikes. 

The United Nations has warned of the humanitarian crisis that military action would bring. 

In perhaps a first for wartime media coverage, news channels have streamed the ongoing battle live on Facebook. Doha-based state-funded Al-Jazeera and Channel 4  in the UK are among those sharing a live feed from the Kurdish media group, RudawRead more…

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