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Iraqi forces reach vicinity of Mosul airport - military
NRT - 2017-02-21 19:22

Iraqi forces consolidate their position in preparation for Mosul airport offensive
Rûdaw - 2017-02-21 18:19
ISIS used a combination of sniper fire and suicide bombers to try and stop the advance ...

Sadr announces to NRT project for governing post-ISIS Mosul
NRT - 2017-02-21 17:28

Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State set to storm airport, clear way to western Mosul
Reuters - 2017-02-21 17:01
SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq, BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces closing in on the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul prepared on Tuesday to storm the airport and a nearby military base on its southern outskirts to create a bridgehead for a thrust ...

Retaking Mosul Airport 'Matter of Hours': Commander
BAS News - 2017-02-21 15:47
50 IS militants killed in the airport MOSUL — The Iraqi federal police stated that the troops will storm Mosul airport in the next few hours after the Islamic State (IS) militants were targeted intensely by the international coalition airstrikes and fede ...

Iraqi forces 2km from Mosul airport
Rûdaw - 2017-02-21 13:52

Mosul offensive: Iraqi army seizes key town of Abu Saif
BBC - 2017-02-21 12:54
Iraqi troops now have direct sight of western Mosul, the last area of the city under IS control. ...

Iraqi Air Forces intensively shell ISIS targets in Mosul Airport
Waar Media - 2017-02-21 12:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Air Forces on Tuesday carried out intensive shelling on ISIS sites in Mosul International Airport in western the city. In statements on Tuesday, Iraqi Captain Mosaeb Hamid al-Noamani said Iraqi F-16 warplanes carried out at dawn Tuesday ...

Iraq's elite CTS forces head to western side of Mosul city
NRT - 2017-02-21 07:25

Iraqi forces reach vicinity of Mosul airport
Reuters - 2017-02-21 00:54
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces reached the vicinity of Mosul airport on Monday after dislodging Islamic State fighters from a nearby hill, the Iraqi military said in a statement. ...

PM Abadi Announces Start of West Mosul Offensive
Kurdish Globe - 2017-02-20 23:31

Two days into Phase 3: Iraqi forces ready to retake airport, perimeter of west Mosul
Rûdaw - 2017-02-20 21:38
the initial mission for the Iraqi forces has concluded, paving the way for the next page ...

ISF Retakes Strategic Villages South Of Mosul
BAS News - 2017-02-20 21:24
MOSUL — The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) recaptured three strategically important villages south of the city of Mosul as part of the ongoing offensive against the Islamic State (IS) in Western Mosul, an Iraqi army source said. The representative of the Ir ...

Senior ISIL Members Killed in Joint Operation by Kurdish Counter-Terrorism and Coalition Forces in Mosul
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2017-02-20 18:40

Iraqi forces take key village south of Mosul airport
Rûdaw - 2017-02-20 15:56
ISIS militants can be seen fleeing on motorcycles ...

Nineveh Plains Residents Seek Barzani's Support against Shi'ite Militias
BAS News - 2017-02-20 15:39
They are staging a public demonstration against Hashd militias ERBIL — The residents of Aski district of Mosul along with locals from Nineveh Plains staged a public protest on Monday, calling on Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani to protect their ...

Iraqi forces enter last village, advance towards Mosul airport
NRT - 2017-02-20 15:33

Mosul: Iraqi Troops Storm Biggest Military Camp in North
BAS News - 2017-02-20 14:09
25 IS militants were killed in the confrontations MOSUL — On the second day of the west Mosul operation, the Iraqi counter-terrorism troops managed to retake two more villages in south of Mosul and started storming the biggest Iraqi army base in northern ...

Iraq builds new camp for refugees fleeing west Mosul
NRT - 2017-02-20 14:06

Iraqi forces battle their way toward Mosul airport
NRT - 2017-02-20 11:58

Iraqi forces will face ISIS suicide bombers, IEDs as they target Mosul airport
Rûdaw - 2017-02-20 11:38
some 25,000 children and 14,000 elderly in Mosul have starved to death ...

US, UK troops partake in offensive to retake western Mosul from ISIS
Waar Media - 2017-02-20 11:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Special Air Service (SAS) troops led a fresh offensive on Sunday to liberate Iraq’s last remaining city under ISIS terrorist group’s control, the Daily Mail said on Monday. The special forces, along with US Green Beret and Delta Force command ...

Élysée: Barzani to meet Hollande
Waar Media - 2017-02-20 11:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani will be visiting Paris on Tuesday to meet with his counterpart François Hollande, according to Élysée website. The two officials are expected to discuss war on Islamic State (ISIS), ongoing Mosul oper ...

Iraqi forces battle their way toward Mosul airport
Reuters - 2017-02-20 09:23
SOUTH OF MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces fought Islamic State fighters on Monday to clear the way to Mosul's airport, on the second day of a ground offensive on the jihadists' remaining stronghold in the western side of the city. ...

Mosul offensive: Iraqi army pushes closer to IS bastion
BBC - 2017-02-20 06:48
The second day of the government's assault on the IS stronghold begins with artillery fire. ...

Iraqi forces face army of 1800 ISIS militants, 200 suicide bombers in West Mosul
Rûdaw - 2017-02-19 22:54
The real fight will begin when Iraqi forces reach the edges of western districts of Mosul ...

350 Children, Youths Trapped in West Mosul
BAS News - 2017-02-19 22:31
SEATLE — Approximately 350 children and youths are in western Mosul without an option to flee, according to Save the Children, an international non-governmental organization based in London. "Families in western Mosul tell us escape is not an option, if ...

UNAMI Warns About Serious Humanitarian Crises in West Mosul
BAS News - 2017-02-19 21:04
People are suffering from lack of clean water and food MOSUL — The United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) released a statement on Sunday saying that as the operation in western Mosul is beginning, all humanitarian organizations are warning tha ...

Iraqi army kills 93 ISIS militants in Mosul, says defence ministry
NRT - 2017-02-19 20:59

Tens of Prisoners Escape IS in West Mosul After Coalition Airstrike
BAS News - 2017-02-19 20:44
MOSUL — Tens of prisoners held by Islamic State (IS) militants in western Mosul fled after heavy airstrikes dispersed extremists from the site, a security source said. Iraqi army commander Abdulsalam Jabouri revealed the airstrike took place as part of w ...

Peshmerga Not Part of Western Mosul Operation: Official
BAS News - 2017-02-19 17:00
The Kurdish forces will be staying on their current position with no advancement ERBIL — Kurdish Peshmerga forces are not taking part in the new military offensive by the Iraqi army aiming at the liberation of western Mosul, said a Kurdish official. “Pes ...

Barzani and McGurk Discuss Terror Countering
Waar Media - 2017-02-19 14:27
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Brett McGurk, the US Special Presidential Envoy for Global Coalition to Counter Islamic State (ISIS), met on Sunday and discussed the latest developments in the battle of Mosul and the role of Pes ...

[Video] Iraqi forces engage in fierce clashes with ISIS in offensive for western Mosul
NRT - 2017-02-19 13:47

Iraqi forces advance towards Mosul airport
NRT - 2017-02-19 13:47

Iraqi Troops Making Gains Against IS in Mosul
BAS News - 2017-02-19 13:44
Iraqi military launched an operation today to liberate west Mosul MOSUL — Mosul Operation Command announced the liberation of a number of villages around the western coast of Mosul on Sunday, the first day of the west Mosul offensive. The Iraqi troops ha ...

WAR Media: Tal Afar liberation will be in line with Mosul right bank operations
Waar Media - 2017-02-19 12:12
WAAR-DUHOK: Tal Afar and western areas of Mosul will be liberated in line with the military operations in the right bank of Mosul, a military source announced on Sunday. Joint Operations command has taken the necessary measures and outlined a plan to lau ...

US Vice President Thanks Barzani for Cooperation with Baghdad
Waar Media - 2017-02-19 12:12
WAAR-DUHOK: US vice president Mike Pence thanked Kurdistan Region president Masoud Barzani for his cooperation with Baghdad authorities, referring Mosul operation. Pence after his meeting with Barzani on the sidelines of a Munich Security Conference (MSC ...

ISIS Attacks Iraqi Army in Mosul
Waar Media - 2017-02-19 12:12
WAAR-DUHOK: At least 10 personnel of the Iraqi Army were killed and injured in an attack that targeted their patrol in northeastern Mosul. The blast targeted an army patrol in Al-Zohour district in northeastern Mosul, leaving one soldier killed and nine ...

Esercito Iraq attacca Mosul ovest
ANSA - 2017-02-19 11:52
Premier annuncia l'offensiva per liberare la città dall'Isis ...

Suicide bombing kills one in east Mosul, security sources say
Reuters - 2017-02-19 10:53
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber detonated an explosive belt on Sunday in the "My Fair Lady" neighborhood of Mosul that was retaken recently from Islamic State, killing one and wounding nine others, security sources said. ...

Iraqi forces secure two villages, power plant in western Mosul
NRT - 2017-02-19 10:19

Iraqi PM announces start of west Mosul operation
KurdPress - 2017-02-19 10:05
Iraqi PM Haidar al-Abadi announced on Sunday the start of the operation to retake control of western part of the northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS). ...

PKK Executes Two Members Over Romantic Relationship
BAS News - 2017-02-19 09:49
They were exploded by PKK guerrillas ERBIL— Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) executed two of its members -a boy and a girl- in Makhmour, north-east Mosul, reportedly over a romantic relationship. It was reported previously that the two PKK youth exploded t ...

Iraqi military says advancing toward west Mosul from the south
Reuters - 2017-02-19 09:39
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces captured several villages on Sunday, as they advanced from the south toward the western side of Mosul that is still under control of Islamic State, Iraqi military said. ...

Iraqi Forces Begin Battle to Free Western Mosul from ISIS
Waar Media - 2017-02-19 09:23
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi government forces have launched an offensive to liberate the western part of the city of Mosul from ISIS. Iraq has launched an operation to regain control of western Mosul from ISIS militants, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Sunday. ...

US Special Forces Arrive at Southwestern Mosul to Set Up Base
Waar Media - 2017-02-19 09:23
WAAR-DUHOK: US Special Forces have arrived at southwestern Mosul to set up a base outside the town of Hamam al-Alil. The base is likely to be established in the grounds of outside the town of Hamam al-Alil to help the Iraqi army in the operation to retak ...

ISIS Sites Near Mosul Airport Come Under Intensive Shelling
Waar Media - 2017-02-19 09:23
WAAR-DUHOK: ISIS positions in the vicinity of Mosul airport have come under intensive shelling, Iraqi security forces told press. The bombardment included Albu Sayf area, al- Ghezlani camp and an ISIS blockade near Baghdad Dora neighborhood in Mosul, the ...

Iraq begins battle to free western Mosul from IS
BBC - 2017-02-19 09:13
Iraq's army claims early successes as the UN warns about civilians' safety in the IS stronghold. ...

PM Abadi Announces Start of West Mosul Offensive
BAS News - 2017-02-19 08:35
The operation aims to liberate people of Mosul, Abadi says MOSUL— Iraqi PM Haidar al-Abadi announced on Sunday the start of the operation to retake control of western Mosul from the Islamic State (IS). The Iraqi troops launched a large-scale offensive ai ...

Iraqi forces advance on strategic area south of Mosul
NRT - 2017-02-19 08:15

Abadi announces start of military campaign for west Mosul
Rûdaw - 2017-02-19 06:51

Iraq PM announces start of offensive to retake western Mosul
NRT - 2017-02-19 06:49

West Mosul offensive updates
Seth Frantzman - 2017-02-19 05:55
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN On February 18th the reports had already begun that the Iraqi army intended to launch the long-awaited offensive to take Western Mosul, which is often called […] ...

British commander: West Mosul offensive will be ‘every minute though’, take more than 3 months
Rûdaw - 2017-02-18 22:34
“You don’t retake towns and cities the size of Mosul heavily defended quickly, ...

Erbil Hospitals Short On Medical Supplies Due to Mosul Operation
BAS News - 2017-02-18 22:13
28,000 individuals from military and civilians have received treatment in Erbil ERBIL— General Health Directorate of Erbil province announced on Thursday that about 28,000 people injured or affected by the operation of Mosul have been treated in the capi ...

Thousands More Iraqi Troops Join Mosul Assault after Training
BAS News - 2017-02-18 19:15
ERBIL — Approximately 5,000 Iraqi Security Forces have completed their coalition training and will proceed to assist as hold forces in eastern Mosul, thereafter taking part in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) in western Mosul, reported the US Dep ...

Barzani and Abadi Meet in Munich
BAS News - 2017-02-18 18:29
The two officials talked about Mosul assault and post-IS plans LODZ — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met on Saturday on the sideline of the 53rd Munich Security Conference to discuss bilateral ties and ...

Battle in west Mosul could see siege, mass displacement: U.N.
Reuters - 2017-02-18 17:03
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's U.S.-backed offensive against Islamic State in western Mosul could displace up to 400,000 civilians and involve a siege in the densely populated old city, the United Nations' Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq said on Saturda ...

Airstrike destroys ISIS command center in Mosul, U.S.-led coalition says
NRT - 2017-02-18 14:56

Coalition destroys ISIS headquarters in west Mosul hospital
Rûdaw - 2017-02-18 13:59
The building was 'ISIS command and control headquarters and propaganda facility' ...

There is a humanitarian crisis in west Mosul, says UN
Rûdaw - 2017-02-18 13:59
'The battle hasn’t started but already there is a humanitarian crisis.' ...

U.S.-led coalition says Islamic State command center destroyed in Mosul medical complex
Reuters - 2017-02-18 11:47
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S.-led military coalition on Saturday said its forces struck a building in the main medical complex of western Mosul, suspected to house an Islamic State command center. ...

[IN PICTURES]: Wedding of Two Mosul IDPs at Khazir Camp
BAS News - 2017-02-18 10:35
BCF supervised the party and covered the expenses ERBIL — Hussein Zeeno Zannun and Shahad Abed, two Iraqi displaced individuals from Mosul, held their wedding ceremony at Khazir IDP camp where the families of the newly-weds are settled. Barzani Charity F ...

US VP Pence will meet with separately PMs of Iraq and Turkey in Munich
Rûdaw - 2017-02-18 10:02
to reportedly discuss the latest developments in the fight against ISIS in Mosul ...

Coalition spokesman: ISIS threats to west Mosul civilians to end in 'coming weeks’
Rûdaw - 2017-02-17 22:20
"They are posing dangers to the people that are around them and this something that will end in the coming weeks." ...

EU Calls On Iraq to Put Mosul Civilians Safety First
BAS News - 2017-02-17 22:03
LEEDS — The European Union (EU) on Friday called on the Iraqi authorities and military forces to put the protection of local civilians at the core of their military tactics in the city of Mosul. The EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, Christos Styliani ...

Kurdish Official: Threat in Iraq Will Intensify After Mosul
Breitbart - 2017-02-17 15:36

Islamic State readies for close combat in alleyways of west Mosul
Reuters - 2017-02-17 15:27
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants are developing a network of passageways and tunnels in the narrow alleys of west Mosul that will enable them to hide and fight among the civilian population when Iraqi forces launch an attack that is expected an ...

In Mosul orphanage, Islamic State groomed child soldiers
Reuters - 2017-02-17 09:39
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - When the boys first arrived at the Islamic State training facility in eastern Mosul they would cry and ask about their parents, who went missing when the militants rampaged through northern Iraq in 2014. ...

Mosul couple ties the knot at refugee camp near Erbil
NRT - 2017-02-17 05:35

28,000 injured from Mosul strains Erbil hospitals, causing shortages
Rûdaw - 2017-02-17 05:27
“The wounded civilians have been injured by mortar fire and bombings during fights to re-control the left side of Mosul ...

Humanitarian director warns of looming crisis in west Mosul
Rûdaw - 2017-02-17 05:27
"Oxfam is planning to support trauma centers and assist up to 250,000 Moslawis." ...

After Mosul, jihadist threat to Iraq will grow: Kurdish official
KurdPress - 2017-02-16 22:16
If Islamic State is driven from its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul, it will switch tactics to wage an insurgency from mountains and deserts, a top Kurdish intelligence official has told Reuters. ...

HRW: Hashd Al-Shaabi Destroys Villages West of Mosul
BAS News - 2017-02-16 21:29
HRW says militiamen have destroyed and looted homes west of Mosul ISTANBUL— The Human Rights Watch (HRW) is accusing the People's Mobilization Forces (PMF), also known as Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) and Hashd al-Shaabi of unnecessarily looting, dama ...

Baghdad Set to Fully Liberate Mosul
BAS News - 2017-02-16 19:51
The process will resume after securing eastern Mosul ERBIL — Baghdad has set plans to free the entire city of Mosul and it's only a matter of some measures for the operation to resume, said a Kurdish lawmaker. Speaking to BasNews on Thursday, Shakhawan A ...

IS Intelligence Chief in Nineveh Killed
BAS News - 2017-02-16 19:31
Four other senior IS officials were also killed in Mosul airstrikes ERBIL — Five top officials of the extremist Islamic State (IS) organization were killed in the airstrikes conducted by international coalition forces in central Mosul, the War Media Cell ...

After Mosul, jihadist threat to Iraq will grow: Kurdish intelligence official
Yahoo - 2017-02-16 17:30

Mosul Will Be Rendered Uninhabitable After It's Liberated: Hoshyar Zebari
BAS News - 2017-02-16 13:44
The fighting in west Mosul will prove more ferocious ISTANBUL — By the time all of Mosul will be liberated from Islamic State (IS) the city will be uninhabitable, according to Hoshyar Zebari, an Iraqi Kurdish politician. Although eastern Mosul has offici ...

ISIS will change tactics, wage insurgency after Mosul, Kurdish official says
NRT - 2017-02-16 13:44

Update on Canada’s engagement in Iraq and the region
The Global Coalition - 2017-02-16 12:31
The liberation of East Mosul, formally announced by Prime Minister al-Abadi of Iraq on January 24th, is a significant achievement for the Government of Iraq and the Iraqi security forces. While it represents a momentous step towards defeating Daesh, much ...

After Mosul, jihadist threat to Iraq will grow: Kurdish intelligence official
Reuters - 2017-02-16 12:21
SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - If Islamic State is driven from its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul, it will switch tactics to wage an insurgency from mountains and deserts, a top Kurdish intelligence official has told Reuters. ...

After Mosul, jihadist threat to Iraq will grow - Kurdish intelligence official | Daily Mail Online
Dailymail - 2017-02-16 12:04

UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq Commends BCF
BAS News - 2017-02-16 11:42
Hasan Sham camp, run by BCF, is one of the best camps in Iraq MOSUL— During her visit to the Hasan Sham IDP camp, located about 30 km east Mosul, Lise Grande, the UN humanitarian coordinator in Iraq, said the camp is of highest standards in Iraq due to i ...

28,000 sick and wounded treated in Erbil hospitals during Mosul ops
NRT - 2017-02-16 10:51

U.N. humanitarian aid for eastern Mosul paused due to security concerns
NRT - 2017-02-16 08:49

Mosul IDPs unable to return home despite Iraqi military success
NRT - 2017-02-16 08:49

Tough fight ahead in western Mosul, U.S. commander in Iraq says
NRT - 2017-02-16 07:47

FN-larm om svår situation i Mosul - HD
HD - 2017-02-16 07:44

FN-larm om svår situation i Mosul | Västerbottens-Kuriren
VK - 2017-02-16 03:15

Reports of Arbitrary Detentions of Civilians in Liberated East Mosul: MP
BAS News - 2017-02-16 00:05
MOSUL — Some of the Iraqi security forces are arbitrarily arresting civilians in the liberated areas of eastern Mosul without legitimate reason, said a member of the Iraqi parliament. In a statement released on Wednesday, MP Farah Siraj said he has recei ...

Iraqi Parliament: Turkish military occupier in Mosul
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2017-02-15 23:42

Over 6,000 IDPs Return Home in East Mosul
BAS News - 2017-02-15 22:50
LEEDS — More than 6,000 displaced Iraqi civilians have returned to their homes in the liberated neighborhoods of eastern Mosul, according to Iraqi officials. Ivad Rafed from the Iraqi Red Crescent Society who spoke to Anadolu Agency on Wednesday revealed ...

IS Militants Drown 13 Iraqi Civilians in Central Mosul
BAS News - 2017-02-15 22:34
LEEDS — Islamic State (IS) militants drowned 13 Iraqi civilians in central Mosul over charges of "collaborating with the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and the Kurdish Peshmerga Forces," a source told al-Sumaria News on Wednesday. According to the source wh ...

Food Shortage in West Mosul Kills 25 Children
BAS News - 2017-02-15 22:34
LEEDS — At least 25 children have died as a result of hunger caused by food shortage in the Islamic State (IS)- held areas of western Mosul, The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday. According to the Iraqi human rights monitor, there is a ...

IS Suicide Attack Kills 5 Hashd al-Shaabi Militias
BAS News - 2017-02-15 21:14
LEEDS — Two Islamic State (IS) militants carried out a suicide attack on Wednesday at a checkpoint held by the Shi'ite militia Hashd al-Shaabi, south of Mosul. Captain Udai Bashar, member of the Hashd al-Shaabi, said the two suicide bombers blew themselv ...

Mosul bombings temper residents' relief at Islamic State pushback
Reuters - 2017-02-15 20:12
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The first blast, down the street from his uncle's restaurant in eastern Mosul, sent Mohammed Badr racing towards the door to check the situation. The second one, moments later at the entrance of the restaurant itself, knocked him o ...

U.S. commander expects tough battle in western Mosul
Reuters - 2017-02-15 19:59
NORTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State will put up a tough fight in the western side Mosul that remains under its control despite the losses the group suffered so far in the battle for the Iraqi, a U.S. commander said on Wednesday. ...

There is need for reconciliation in east Mosul, U.K. Defense Minister says (video)
NRT - 2017-02-15 19:54

[PICTURE]: IS Chief of Military Police Killed in Mosul
BAS News - 2017-02-15 19:19
He and an aide were targeted by coalition warplanes MOSUL — The US-led coalition fighter jets have killed another senior military leader of Islamic State (IS) in western Kirkuk as the noose is being tightened against the militants. Kurdistan Region’s dir ...

MOSUL: 14-years-old Suicide Bomber Captured in Time
BAS News - 2017-02-15 18:49
His attack in western Mosul was successfully foiled MOSUL — Iraqi security forces on Wednesday foiled a terrorist attack in a newly-liberated district of eastern Mosul after capturing an Islamic State (IS) suicide bomber. A local source confirmed to BasN ...

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