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Civilians of Mosul are pushed in and out of their city as battle rages on for power

Civilians of Mosul are pushed in and out of their city as battle rages on for power

November 24, 2016

MOSUL, Iraq - It has been going on for about two weeks now. Iraqi forces, with their Kurdish allies, have slowly been moving into the city of Mosul that was taken over by IS in 2014. They’ve been moving into Mosul in all different directions. On Wednesday, October 31, many IS members were killed and the residents that were controlled, fled to safety. However, the last three days, the intensity of ...

Updates from Mosul: Iraqi Kurds launch new advance NE of Mosul 

October 23, 2016

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KHAZER, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish forces have launched a new push on Mosul as part of a massive Iraqi operation aimed at retaking the country's second largest city from the Islamic State group. The Kurdish forces, known as peshmerga, said they launched a dawn offensive Sunday on two fronts to the northeast of Mosul, near the town of Bashiqa. Over the last week, Iraqi and Kurdish forces have been battling IS in a belt of mostly uninhabited towns and villages around Mosul, contending with roadside bombs, snipers and suicide truck bombs. The Mosul offensive involves more than 25,000 Iraqi ground forces as well as U...

Nashville families fear fighting in Mosul as Thursday pre-dawn Iraqi special forces lead attack

Nashville families fear fighting in Mosul as Thursday pre-dawn Iraqi special forces lead attack

October 19, 2016

KHAZER, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi special forces came together after a 32 hour cease fire in  Mosul on Thursday with a pre-dawn advance on a nearby town held by the Islamic State group. Iraqi special forces encountered heavy fire but continued to advance in order to combat Isis's move to fight to control Mosul. Related Reading on Mosul, Isis and the U.S. led Coalition Isis is the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Isil is the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant. IS is a Jihadist m...

The front lines of Mosul were eerily quiet Tuesday, like the in the eye of a sand storm

October 19, 2016

The front lines to the east of Mosul were largely eerily quiet even though international news observers following the building tension of the conflict in Mosul. Iraqi and Kurdish commanders  paused the fighting Tuesday a day after the coalition advanced on Mosul in the middle of a barrage of air-strikes and heavy artillery. All rights held by © DM This comes one day after the start of a massive operation to retake the Islamic State-held city. This sie...

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