The Invaded “Mosul”

The country the U.S. invaded in 2003, Iraq, eventually became a site of horrid domestic war. Based on actual events, the 2019 film “Mosul,” a Netflix production, focuses on the fighting against ISIS conducted by the Iraqi men who make up the Ninevah SWAT Team. These men would never be inclined to side with ISIS. “F*** you and what you stand for!” a commander named Jasem shouts at an ISIS member he has just killed. Suhail Dabbach is true and virile as Jasem, a decent man, and the other actors make no missteps either. Smartly directed and written by Matthew Michael Carnahan, “Mosul” is a movie wherein the presence of disgusting terrorists makes it impossible for the item to be antiwar.

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