From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News.
Iran is watching developments in the Battle for Mosul closely.
Iranian military commanders say they are “assisting” the Iraqi army as soldiers try to remove ISIL fighters.
The fight for Mosul is being seen as vital for the future of Iran’s political reach in the Middle East.
Al Jazeera’s Dorsa Jabbari reports from Tehran: