Articles Tagged 'Mosul'

Iraq ‘investigating Mosul cliff killing video’

by BBC News
July 14, 2017
The Iraqi government has said it is investigating a video seemingly showing troops killing suspected Islamic State militants detained in the Mosul area. In the… READ MORE

Islamic State kills dozens of civilians trying to flee Mosul: witnesses

by Reuters
April 8, 2017
Islamic State militants have killed dozens of civilians attempting to flee Mosul in recent days, hanging several dead bodies from electricity poles as Iraqi forces… READ MORE

Islamic State mortars, snipers take toll on Iraqi forces in Mosul

March 10, 2017
At a field clinic near the front line in Mosul, an Iraqi Federal Police officer lay in discomfort on a stretcher, a drip in his arm and bandage plastered over his chest from where shrapnel from a mortar shell had pierced his sternum. The blast which wounded the 23-year-old, Jaafar Kareem, and two comrades, was in an area where rapid… READ MORE

Iraqi officers find Islamic State members hidden among refugees fleeing Mosul

by Stephen Kalin | Reuters
March 1, 2017
A few hundred men who had scurried across front lines in a refugee exodus from Mosul sat on the ground in neat rows before an… READ MORE

Islamic State Drones Terrorize Iraqi Forces as Mosul Battle Rages

As they advance into Islamic State’s remaining urban stronghold of west Mosul, Iraqi forces are struggling to counter the terror caused by the militant group’s… READ MORE

Iraq launches offensive on last Islamic State stronghold in Mosul

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Sunday launched a ground offensive to dislodge Islamic State militants from the western part of the city of Mosul, and put an end to their ambitions for territorial rule in Iraq. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of the offensive in the northern city, asking the armed forces to “respect human rights” during the battle… READ MORE

The children of Mosul go back to school as Isil is pushed out of Iraq’s second city

On a bright but chilly winter’s morning, the students of the Al Kufa boys’ school sat tightly packed in their unlit classroom. Seventy-five boys between… READ MORE

How ISIS-controlled drones like this are striking new fear within the U.S. military

In a new threat to the West, the Islamic State on Tuesday debuted on social media a commercially available drone dropping small bombs with pinpoint… READ MORE

In renewed push, Iraqi forces enter Mosul from north for first time

Iraqi troops entered Mosul from the north for the first time on Friday, part of a new phase in the battle for the city that… READ MORE

More than 2,000 Iraqis a day flee Mosul as military advances

More than 2,000 Iraqis a day are fleeing Mosul, several hundred more each day than before U.S.-led coalition forces began a new phase of their… READ MORE

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