Order of battle for the Battle of Mosul (2016–17)

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During the course of the Battle of Mosul (2016–17) an international coalition, primarily composed of the Iraqi Army, Kurdish Peshmerga, CJTF–OIR, along with the allied Popular Mobilization Forces, captured Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, which had used Mosul as the capital for the Iraqi half of its "caliphate."

Anti-ISIL forces[edit]

Iraqi Army soldiers, south of Mosul, November 2016.

Commanded by Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Rashid Yarallah (commander of the operation), Major General Najim Abdullah al-Jubouri (ISF commander of the operation)

ICTS convoy in Mosul, February 2017
ISOF soldiers in Mosul, November 2016.
 Iraqi Kurdistan

Commanded by President Massoud Barzani

Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF–OIR)
U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis meets with Iraqi Minister of Defense Erfan al-Hiyali in Baghdad, 20 February 2017

Commanded by Lieutenant General Stephen J. Townsend

  • Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJFLCC-OIR)
    Commanded by Major General Joseph M. Martin[19]

 United States


 United Kingdom



Commanded by Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah


Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant[edit]


Military of ISIL

See also[edit]


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