Ongoing talks in Mosul center on land, American troops and safety readiness

Ongoing talks in Mosul center on land, American troops and safety readiness

May 18, 2017

MOSUL - Ongoing talks and discussions between US troops and the Iraqi government have been center recently on the issue of Americans taking ownership of Iraqi land. The actual soil, after the defeat of Isis is a prime topic of negotiations President Trump and  Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. These conversations stem in support of the Trump administration to keep American troops in Iraq after the...

Death toll of pilgrims up to 40 in Mosul as residents flee city

November 26, 2016

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — The death toll from a car bombing south of Baghdad claimed by the Islamic State group rose to 73 on Friday, including about 40 Iranian pilgrims, as Iraqi forces fought house to house to dislodge the extremist group from the northern city of Mosul in a five-week-old campaign slowed down by stiff IS resistance and fears of massive civilian casualties. It was the deadliest IS attack in Iraq since July, when a car bomb killed about 300 in a commercial district in Baghdad. IS claimed th...

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...

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