Middle East

Mosul and Aleppo: a tale of two cities

If the U.S. bombs Mosul like Russia is doing in Aleppo, civilian casualties will be quite similar. But the Western media will doubtless still find ways to see a difference.

Smoke from oil fields on fire billows across Iraq's Mosul district in this near infrared satellite image captured Oct. 18 by Vancouver-based UrtheCast. The Iraqi government says Islamic State militants set fire to oil fields as they fled the area. Photo courtesy of UrtheCast

By GWYNNE DYER

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 12:00 AM

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