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Less Then 200 IS Militants Remain in Mosul's Old City

BAS News - 2017-06-24 23:45
SOFIA — Less than 200 Islamic State (IS) militants remain in western Mosul's Old City, as the Iraqi forces prepare to storm the center of the district, according to a military source. Iraqi media cited a military source on Saturday, who has confirmed tha ...

8 Die as Twin Blasts Hit Eastern Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-24 20:12
ERBIL— Two suicide-bombers affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) organization exploded themselves on Saturday evening in eastern Mosul, killing eight people and wounding 19 more, Iraqi War Media Cell reported. Three policemen were among the people kille ...

Fallece la periodista Véronique Robert, herida en una explosión en Mosul

Larazon - 2017-06-24 19:31
La periodista francosuiza Véronique Robert, que había sido repatriada a París en estado grave al resultar herida en Mosul por una mina que mató a dos de sus compañeros de trabajo, ha muerto, anunció hoy "France Télévisions". Robert había sido internada e ...

Second French Journalist Dies Due to Injuries Sustained from Mosul Blast

BAS News - 2017-06-24 15:41
ERBIL — French journalist Veronique Robert died on Saturday in Paris after she was wounded in a landmine blast in Mosul earlier this week, France Televisions said on Saturday. A France Televisions’ team consisting of several journalists was hit by a mine ...

UN Condemns Demolishing of Mosul’s al-Nuri Mosque by IS

BAS News - 2017-06-23 23:33
SOFIA — The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a statement on Friday, condemning the destruction of the al-Hadba minaret and the Grand al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul's Old City, demolished by the so-called Islamic S ...

Political Vacuum Threatening Post-IS Mosul: Official

BAS News - 2017-06-23 22:19
MOSUL — A political vacuum is suspected to further deteriorate the situation in Iraq’s Mosul even after the city is liberated from Islamic State (IS), said a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official. Ismat Rajab, head of KDP’s branch office in Mosul, sa ...

MSF Responds to Mass Casualties in West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-23 21:28
ERBIL (MSF) — At approximately 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 23rd, MSF medical staff began to receive an influx of wounded patients at its newly-opened trauma project in West Mosul, Iraq. A total of 17 patients received medical assistance for non-life threa ...

Mosul Liberation to Be Announced Soon: Abadi

BAS News - 2017-06-23 03:15
BAGHDAD — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi promissed on Thursday to conclude the military operations in Mosul very soon and announce the full liberation of the city which has been under the control of Islamic State (IS) since June 2014. Abadi told a ...

ISESCO Condemns Destruction of Al-Nuri Mosque

BAS News - 2017-06-23 03:15
SOFIA — The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) condemned the destruction of the Al-Nuri Mosque and Al-Hadba minaret committed by the so-called Islamic State (IS) in western Mosul. The Mosque, which is of great historic val ...

Mosul Seeks to Expel Families of Islamic State Members

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-06-22 22:36
Local governments in northern Iraq are seeking to punish the families of Islamic State members, in defiance of warnings by the nation’s leader that the policy will further fragment the country as it emerges from years of war. ...

IS Leader Responsible for IED Making Killed in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-22 14:26
MOSUL — Iraqi forces on Thursday killed an Islamic State (IS) high-ranking member, responsible for the making of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Mosul's Old City. According to a security source, who spoke to Shafaq News on condition of anonymity, ...

Historic Mosque destroyed by Daesh

The Global Coalition - 2017-06-22 13:37
The Government of Iraq last night announced the destruction of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in western Mosul, by Daesh terrorists. ...

Bombing Grand Nuri Mosque By IS Signals Group’s Defeat: Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2017-06-22 11:34
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that destroying al-Hadbaa Minaret and Nuri Grand Mosque by the Islamic State (IS) militants in west Mosul indicates the group’s defeat. “Bombing al-Hadbaa Minaret and Nuri Mosque by IS is an official decl ...

Barzani addresses Arab tribal figures about Kurdistan Referendum

Waar Media - 2017-06-22 11:02
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani gave a seminar in Erbil on Wednesday to address the Arab tribal figures and personalities from Nineveh province and Makhmour city about the latest political developments and the situation of Mosul as ...

EU Considers Dispatching a Security Mission to Iraq

BAS News - 2017-06-22 00:55
SOFIA — The European Union considers dispatching a security mission to help stabilise Iraq after the liberation of Mosul from the so-called Islamic State (IS). EU ministers held an initial discussion on Monday, considering the deployment of A multi-count ...

Feuds Between IS Families and Iraqi Civilians Arise in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-22 00:55
SOFIA — Feuds have arose recently between families and tribes in Mosul, mostly between Islamic State (IS) members and civilians who had relatives killed by the group, Nineveh province council said on Wednesday. According to Hossam al-Abbar, a council mem ...

IS Explodes Ancient Mosque and Minaret in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-21 22:18
ERBIL— As Iraqi forces tighten the siege on Islamic State (IS) militants in the Old City of Mosul, the trapped jihadists on Wednesday exploded an ancient mosque and minaret in the area. The medieval Grand al-Nouri Mosque, where the IS leader Abu Baker al ...

Famous IS Journalist Captured in Central Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-21 20:14
ERBIL— Alaa Sami Khatib, a prominent journalist serving the Islamic State (IS) organization, was arrested on Wednesday by security forces in the liberated eastern part of Mosul. Haidar Waeli, an Iraqi army officer, told media outlets that upon receipt of ...

Barzani Addresses Personalities from Nineveh Province

BAS News - 2017-06-21 17:33
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani gave a seminar in Erbil on Wednesday to address the Arab tribal figures and personalities from Nineveh province and Makhmour city about the latest political developments and the situation of Mosul as well ...

Major Efforts Needed to Bring Life in Mosul Back to Normal: Official

BAS News - 2017-06-21 17:33
MOSUL — Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement calls on all other Iraqi ministries to put best efforts into repairing the liberated areas of west Mosul, providing security for all local residents. The Ministry released a statement on Wednesday, urg ...

Iraqi Forces 200m Away from Grand Mosque in Mosul: CTS Commander

BAS News - 2017-06-21 12:11
MOSUL — Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Forces managed to further advance towards Nuri Grand Mosque, located in Mosul’s Old City district, where the Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi declared his self-styled caliphate back in June 2014. The Command ...

Iraqi Troops Recapture Al-Khazraj Area in Mosul’s Old City

BAS News - 2017-06-21 11:40
MOSUL — Iraqi Counter-Terrorism forces managed on Wednesday to fully recapture al-Khazraj area in the centre of the Old City district of Mosul and further isolate the Islamic State (IS) militants in the city. "The anti-terrorism forces have managed to co ...

EU Renews Call for Protection of Civilians in Western Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-21 02:49
SOFIA — The European Union (EU) once again called for protection of the Iraqi civilians trapped in the city of Mosul, as the operation for liberating the city from the so-called Islamic State (IS) enters its final stage. The Union further expressed stron ...

Wounded Civilians Trapped in Mosul Must Be Evacuated: ICRC

BAS News - 2017-06-21 02:49
MOSUL — The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is alarmed by the situation of tens of thousands of civilians trapped in Mosul as military operations intensify in the densely populated old town. Civilians in particular must be allowed to leav ...

Mosul City Council Deports IS Families from Liberated Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-21 02:05
SOFIA — Mosul City Council made a decision on Tuesday to deport all families of Islamic State (IS) members, but firstly relocate them to special camps, where they can receive rehabilitation. The council said in a statement it will no longer allow familie ...

Iraqi Forces Retake Fifth Bridge of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-20 19:56
ERBIL— The last and firth bridge of Mosul on the Tigris was controlled by the Iraqi forces on Tuesday, adding to the current direct routes between the eastern and western banks of the city, the spokesperson for the major operation to liberate Mosul annou ...

IS Militants Use Civilians' Cars for Protection in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-06-20 19:42
TEL AFAR — Islamic State (IS) militants confiscated dozens of vehicles belonging to civilians in the town of Tel Afar, west of Mosul, a local source said on Tuesday. According to the source, who spoke to Al Sumaria News, the IS militants in Tel Afar used ...

IS Media Deputy Minister Killed in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-20 14:10
Iraqi forces recaptured two areas in Mosul’s Old City district MOSUL — On Tuesday, Iraqi security forces stormed the Dekka Baraka area within the Old City district of Mosul and managed to clear it from Islamic State (IS) militants. The forces were also a ...

French Journalist Dies After Wounded in Explosion in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-20 12:03
ERBIL — After the Kurdish reporter Bakhtiyar Hddad was killed on Monday by a landmine blast in Mosul’s Old City district, the French journalist Stephan Villeneuve who was injured by the same blast succumbed to his wound on Tuesday. An explosion in the Ol ...

Iraqi Forces Evacuate Thousands of Civilians From Mosul's Old City

BAS News - 2017-06-19 19:25
MOSUL — About 2,300 civilians were evacuated by the Iraqi troops from the battlefields in western Mosul, an official from the Joint Operations Command said. According to Brigadier General Yehia Rasool, spokesperson of the Joint Operations Command, who sp ...

Kurdish Journalist Killed in Mosul Blast

BAS News - 2017-06-19 16:17
ERBIL-— An improvised explosive device (IED) on Monday went off in the Old City of Mosul, claiming the life of a Kurdish interpreter and journalist. BasNews has learnt that Bakhtiyar Abdullah Haddad was accompanying a group of French journalists in the h ...

Iraqi Police kill senior ISIS leader in western Mosul, recapture mosque

Waar Media - 2017-06-19 14:12
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi government troops recaptured a mosque in western Mosul’s Old City and killed a senior Islamic State leader as troops attack the group’s last enclave in the city. Federal Police chief, Lt. Gen. Shaer Jawdat, said his forces liberated al- ...

At least 7 Iraqi Troops Killed in Sunday's Push into West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-19 00:29
MOSUL — Pushing deeper into the remaining areas under the control of the Islamic State (IS) in western Mosul’s Old City, at least severn Iraqi troops were killed on Sunday. Iraqi army officer Sa’id Nadawi confirmed the figures and revealed that all of th ...

IS Sends Women to Frontlines to Fight Iraqi Forces in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-18 15:12
MOSUL — The so-called Islamic State (IS) sends women to fight the Iraqi forces in the western parts of Mosul, where the extremist group is surrounded from all sides. Female fighters and suicide bombers are becoming increasingly common on the frontlines i ...

Iraqi troops move into Mosul’s Old City, last ISIS stronghold

Waar Media - 2017-06-18 13:19
WAAR-DUHOK: U.S.-backed Iraqi troops pushed into the last Islamic State stronghold in the country’s second largest city of Mosul on Sunday, an Iraqi commander said, formally launching the final major battle of an eight-month campaign. The ISIS group capt ...

40 IS Militants Killed During Push into Last IS-held District in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-18 11:21
MOSUL — After nine months into the military operations to liberate Mosul, Nineveh Operations Command announced on Sunday the start of new push into the Old City, the last district held by the Islamic State (IS) in Mosul. So far, around 40 IS militants ha ...

Iraqi Troops Begin Push into Last IS-held District in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-18 10:18
MOSUL — Iraqi Counter Terrorism and Federal police forces started push into the Old City neighbourhood, the last district held by the Islamic State (IS) in West Mosul. The Iraqi military says the troops launched early on Sunday an assault on Mosul's Old ...

Iraqi forces say started storming Islamic State-held Mosul Old City

Kom News - 2017-06-18 09:39
Iraqi forces started storming the Islamic State-held Old City of Mosul on Sunday, a military statement said. The historic district is the last still under control of the militants in the northern Iraqi city, which used to be their capital in Iraq. The US ...

100,000 Iraqi Civilians Remain Trapped in West Mosul: UNHCR

BAS News - 2017-06-17 15:32
MOSUL — More than 100,000 Iraqi civilians remain trapped in Islamic State (IS)-held areas in the western parts of Mosul, after nearly nine months of military operation against the extremist group, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday. The rep ...

Mosul: 14 IS Militants Killed, 70% of Shifa Neighbourhood Retaken

BAS News - 2017-06-17 14:54
MOSUL — The Iraqi security forces have taken control of at least 70% of Shifa neighbourhood within the Old City district, the last Islamic State (IS)-held area in west Mosul, said a police source. Captain Ahmed al-Obeidi, an officer from the Iraqi federa ...

Iraqi Forces Retake 30% of Mosul's Old City

BAS News - 2017-06-17 00:53
SOFIA — The Iraqi forces have taken control over 30% of the last district held by the so-called Islamic State (IS) near western Mosul’s Old City, the Federal Police chief said on Friday. Lieutenant General Shaker Jawdat said the Iraqi forces have further ...

30% of Mosul's Shifa Neighborhood Controlled

BAS News - 2017-06-16 19:11
ERBIL— Iraqi forces on Friday retook 30% of the last district held by Islamic State (IS) militants in the historic part of Mosul, the Old City, the Federal Police chief said. Lt. Gen. Shakir Jawdat said the Federal Police forces took over 30% of al-Shifa ...
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