How ISIS-controlled drones like this are striking new fear within the US military - Washington Times

In a new threat to the West, the Islamic State on Tuesday debuted on social media a commercially available drone dropping small bombs with pinpoint accuracy onto Iraqi targets in and around Mosul. The new capability raises the specter that the Islamic ...

UN: 750000 Civilians at Risk as Battle to Retake Western Mosul Looms - Voice of America

Displaced people flee during a battle with Islamic State militants in the al-Zuhoor neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq, Jan. 8, 2017. Share. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on Google+ · Email to a Friend. Print. GENEVA —. Humanitarian agencies ...

Eastern Mosul Liberated: Now Comes the Hard Part - DoD Buzz

Iraqi Army soldiers celebrate with residents of liberated neighborhoods as they hold upside down a flag of the Islamic State group, in the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. The U.N. and several aid organizations say an estimated 750 ...

How ISIS is turning commercial drones into weapons in the battle for Mosul - BGR

Elite Iraqi units clearing Mosul from Islamic State occupation face aerial bombardment from modified ISIS drones every day. I just returned from two weeks on the ground inside Mosul with Iraq's Emergency Response Division and the Counter Terrorism ...

Iraqi PM declares full liberation of eastern side of Mosul - CCTV

MOSUL, Iraq, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared on Tuesday full liberation of the eastern side of the city of Mosul after more than 100 days of fighting against the extremist militants of the Islamic State (IS) group ...

Iraqi Forces Retake Eastern Mosul From ISIS - Washington Free Beacon

Iraqi security forces have retaken the eastern portion of the city of Mosul from the Islamic State, the government of Iraq said on Tuesday. The city, Iraq's second largest, is divided by the Tigris River and ISIS still controls the western part of it ...

Iraqi troops torture and execute three ISIS fighters in a sickening video which has enraged the United Nations - Daily Mail

The harrowing footage, which has deeply concerned the United Nations, shows uniformed men parading three suspected terrorists through the streets of Mosul, Iraq. One soldier holding a stick drags his victim across the ground by his foot as he ...

Battle for Mosul: thousands of children in recaptured east go back to school - euronews

Thousands of children in Iraq are heading back to school in eastern areas of Mosul, recently cleared from ISIL control. 30 schools in the northern Iraqi city are said to have opened this week allowing some 16,000 students to resume their studies ...

Iraqi Military Seizes Control of Eastern Mosul From Islamic State: Prime Minister - Wall Street Journal

MOSUL, Iraq—The military seized control of eastern Mosul from Islamic State, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said, a significant step toward retaking the entire city. Fighting in Western Mosul, which remains under control of the terror group, will ...

Haider al-Abadi: East Mosul fully liberated from ISIL - Aljazeera.com

Haider al-Abadi: East Mosul fully liberated from ISIL. Haider al-Abadi says army took back eastern part of city, day after defence ministry retracted earlier claim of victory. 24 Jan 2017 19:56 GMT. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social ...

“Don't forget children of Mosul” says actor Ewan McGregor after 100 days of fighting - The Peninsula Qatar

British actor Ewan McGregor (R) poses with British actress Kelly Macdonald (L) on the red carpet arriving to attend the world premiere of the film T2 Trainspotting in Edinburgh on January 22, 2017. / AFP / Andy Buchanan ...

Iraqi Forces Liberate Eastern Mosul from the Islamic State - Foreign Policy (blog)

On Tuesday, the Iraqi government offered up a rare bit of good news, announcing it had liberated Eastern Mosul from the Islamic State, after months of deadly street-to-street fighting. Iraqi forces dislodged the final remnants of Islamic State ...

Iraqi forces secure eastern Mosul from Islamic State - USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — U.S.-backed Iraqi forces have secured the eastern half of Mosul in a battlefield victory that has tightened the noose around the Islamic State and made it difficult for militants to flee the city, U.S. and Iraqi officials said Tuesday ...

Eastern Mosul 'fully liberated' from Islamic State, Iraq's prime minister says - Los Angeles Times

Iraq's prime minister on Tuesday declared eastern Mosul "fully liberated" from Islamic State militants after a day of fierce fighting and more than three months after a massive U.S.-backed operation to retake the city began. Iraqi forces drove Islamic ...

Iraqi forces retake last area of Mosul east of the Tigris River after 100 days of deadly fighting – but now comes ... - Daily Mail

Iraq's prime minister Haider al-Abadi has said his troops have completely liberated eastern Mosul three months after the operation to retake the city had begun. Intense fighting over the weekend subsided after Iraqi troops, supported by US air power ...

Iraq Announces Liberation of Eastern Mosul - Department of Defense

SOUTHWEST ASIA, Jan. 24, 2017 — After more than 100 days of hard urban combat, Iraqi officials announced the liberation of eastern Mosul today. Iraqi forces soldiers wait to begin training at Camp Taji, Iraq, Jan. 22, 2017. The soldiers were learning ...

Iraq clears east Mosul amid fears for civilians in west - The National

MOSUL // Iraqi forces retook the last area of Mosul east of the Tigris River on Tuesday, 100 days into an offensive whose next phase aid groups warned could have dire consequences for civilians. Army units flushed out fighters of ISIL from a rural area ...

Iraq forces retake from Islamic State last Mosul area east of Tigris, says army - Daily News & Analysis

Iraqi forces on Tuesday retook the last area of Mosul that was still under the control of the Islamic State group east of the Tigris River, the military said in a statement. "Units from the 9th armoured division... completely liberated Al-Rashidiyah ...

PM Abadi says Iraq's oil is for Iraqis, in reaction to Trump - Reuters

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks to reporters after a meeting with the top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, south of Baghdad, October 20, 2014. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani/File Photo. BAGHDAD Iraq ...

Abadi: Eastern Mosul fully liberated from Daesh terrorists - Press TV

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is seen on a screen as he speaks via a video conference during an international meeting co-hosted by France and Iraq on the future of Mosul in Paris, France, October 20, 2016. (Photo by AFP). Iraqi Prime Minister ...