Away from the oxygen, heat and, sadly, fluff of many news agendas has been the unfolding narrative of Iraqi-government forces retaking the key city of Mosul. Mosul had fallen to IS in 2014 and has now been retaken, with the help of US-coalition forces. Brutal, chilling information emerging about conditions inside Mosul in last three years. Good to read excellent journalism in the London Review of Books by Patrick Cockburn, http://bit.ly/2vUpQ0m. Here’s a BBC background piece, http://bbc.in/2el37PB.