Volunteer “Commando Cells” Conducting Secret Anti-ISIS Hits

A network of anti-ISIS "commando cells" has carried out hundreds of guerrilla attacks in a city seized by the Islamist militants, Iraq's vice president told NBC News. Dubbed the "Mosul Liberation Battalions," the resistance movement has killed "a large number" of extremists through operations including sniper attacks, blasts using homemade bombs and raids on weapons-storage sites, according to Osama al-Nujaifi. Members of the movement include former military officers and tribesmen as well as students and local businessmen. Meanwhile, the U.S. has set up a broad coalition that has carried out more than 1,000 airstrikes in Iraq and hundreds more in Syria since August.

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