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‘If one of us is in trouble we go to their rescue,” says Jamal, at the beginning of The Fight for Mosul (Channel 4). They are words that will have sad personal resonance for him later on.

Jamal is a sergeant with a special forces unit in the Iraqi army. Along with squad leader Anmar, Hussein, Amjad, Abbas and a few others. They were some of the first to go into Mosul last year to try to retake the city from Isis.

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