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June 29, 2017 8:54 am gmt |
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The so-called Islamic State group is facing its “end game” in the Iraqi city where its campaign of violence began in 2014, the defence secretary has said. Sir Michael Fallon said the RAF had hit more than 700 targets in support of the liberation of Mosul by Iraqi forces. IS is also losing...
In Middle East
June 22, 2017 5:13 am gmt |
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For more than 800 years, the minaret of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri has punctuated the skyline of Mosul, calling worshipers to prayer. Its notable lean earned it the nickname al-Hadba, or “the hunchback,” and a special place in the hearts of residents. But the Mosul icon was reduced to ru...
In Latest Stories
June 18, 2017 9:44 am gmt |
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Iraqi forces say they have launched an assault on Mosul’s Old City, the last district held by so-called Islamic State. Special forces are advancing on the district from the west and federal police are on the southern front, a statement said. The UN says as many as 100,000 civilians are believed...
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January 25, 2017 6:23 am gmt |
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Thousands of Iraqi children are heading back to school in eastern areas of Mosul that have been cleared of Islamic State militants by government forces. The UN Children’s Fund said 30 schools had reopened on Sunday, allowing 16,000 children to resume their education after two years of jihadist ...
In Middle East
November 16, 2016 5:51 am gmt |
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As the Iraqi army continues to push into Mosul, Iraq’s last IS stronghold, the scale of the extremist group’s capabilities is becoming clearer. At what appears to be one the largest bomb factories of the IS on the edge of Mosul, men from an Iraqi artillery division discovered homemade rockets and mor...
In Latest Stories
November 6, 2016 6:21 am gmt |
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Iraqis fleeing the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul reunited with their loved ones on Saturday (November 5) at Khazer refugee camp in the east of the city. Some families, who had not seen one another for more than two years, met at the site for an emotional reunion. Men, women and children were seen...
In World
October 26, 2016 10:56 am gmt |
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The first international aid convoy for the people of Mosul arrived in northern Iraq’s Erbil on Tuesday. A team of staff and volunteers unloaded over 530 tons of donations from the convoy’s 20 trucks. The donations include tents, blankets, food, and clothing, which are very crucial supplie...
In Middle East
October 26, 2016 5:09 am gmt |
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US-led coalition airstrikes in Mosul have killed over 60 civilians and wounded over 200 more over the past few days, Russia says. Lieutenant General Sergei Rudskoi, chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces made the announcement on Tuesday. “During the...
In Latest Stories
October 23, 2016 12:15 pm gmt |
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Nearly 1,000 people have been treated for breathing problems linked to fumes from a burning sulphur plant set ablaze during fighting with Islamic State near Mosul, local hospital said on Saturday (October 22). A sulphur plant caught fire this week as the Iraqi army dislodged militants from Mishraq, s...
In Middle East
October 19, 2016 5:33 am gmt |
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The US has accused Islamic State (IS) militants of using civilians as human shields as Iraqi forces move closer to the group’s stronghold in Mosul. Some 700,000 people are believed to remain in city, where up to 5,000 IS fighters face the third day of the operation to retake Mosul. News that th...
In Britain
August 4, 2016 10:56 am gmt |
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British fighter jets have struck an ISIS training complex in one of toppled Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s former palaces in Mosul, the UK’s Ministry of Defense,said Wednesday (3rd Aug). Two Royal Air Force Typhoons carried out the strikes Monday (1st Aug) on one of the terror group̵...
In World
April 19, 2016 9:18 am gmt |
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President Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast on Monday (April 18) that the United States is providing more support to Iraq as its military moves to take back territory from Islamic State, and he expects the city of Mosul will be retaken eventually. “As we see the Iraqis willing to figh...
In World
March 21, 2016 10:26 am gmt |
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The United States and its allies targeted Islamic State militants in Iraq with 16 strikes on Saturday (March 19), the U.S. military said on Sunday (March 20). Three of the strikes were near Hit, which has been heavily targeted in recent days, hitting two separate Islamic State tactical units and four...
In World
December 25, 2015 9:18 am gmt |
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The U.S. Defense Department released on Thursday (December 24) video of a December 20th airstrike it says targeted Islamic State fighters in Mosul, Iraq, the same day on which witnesses and medical sources say coalition airstrikes killed 20 people, including 12 civilians. The Department of Defense sa...
In Britain
December 2, 2015 9:48 am gmt |
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Thousands gathered outside the British parliament on Tuesday (December 1) to protest against the possibility of Britain launching air strikes on Islamic State militants in Syria. Members of parliament will debate and vote on the issue on Wednesday (December 2). Britain is already carrying out airstri...
In Latest Stories
July 8, 2015 4:40 am gmt |
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111 school children from different districts in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul have been abducted by Islamic State (IS), to be trained as terrorists, according to media reports. According to Iraqi Kurdistan’s Democrat Party Saeed Mamuzini, the abducted children, aged between 10-15 years, will be ta...