Iraqi Troops Retake The Town Of Nimrud, Near Historic Ruins, From ISIS - Huffington Post

The town is next to the 3,000-year-old Assyrian city that was bulldozed by ISIS in 2014. Anadolu Agency via Getty Images. BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi soldiers recaptured on Sunday the town of Nimrud, next to the ruins of the 3,000-year-old Assyrian city ...and more »

The University of Mosul Could Show the Way in Post-War Reconstruction - Al-Fanar Media

DUHOK, IRAQ—Every morning for more than two years, Farooq Kareem pored over Iraqi and international media reports in Arabic and English, eagerly awaiting news about the anticipated military operation to reclaim Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, from ...and more »

Iraqi troops recapture Nimrud, site of ancient Assyrian city, from Isis - The Guardian

The Iraqi military says its forces have retaken Nimrud, the site of an ancient Assyrian city overrun by Islamic State militants two years ago. The commander of the Mosul operation, Lt Gen Abdul-Amir Raheed Yar Allah, said troops retook the town after ...and more »

Iraq: 37 Men Fleeing Fighting Detained - Human Rights Watch

(Erbil) – Iraqi and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) forces have detained at least 37 men from areas around Mosul and Hawija suspected of being affiliated with the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) since the beginning of the Mosul operation, Human ...and more »

ISIS Is Massacring Mosul Civilians as Troops Advance, UN Says - New York Times

Members of the Iraqi police tried to pull a body from a mass grave discovered in Hamam al-Alil on Monday. Credit Ahmad Al-Rubaye/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. GENEVA — Islamic State militants have summarily killed scores of civilians in the ...and more »

Special Report: Under siege in Mosul, Islamic State turns to executions and paranoia - Reuters

Civilians return to their village after it was liberated from Islamic State militants, south of Mosul, Iraq October 21, 2016. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudaini/File Photo. 1/13. left. right. Smoke rises at Islamic State militants' positions in the town of ...and more »

1 month in, Iraq still faces grueling urban combat in Mosul - Chicago Tribune

Layers of hastily erected barricades built from rubble and twisted metal trace Mosul's eastern front line where Iraqi forces and Islamic State group fighters are facing off in the dense neighborhoods and narrow alleyways of the country's second largest ...and more »

Mosul: Hundreds of bodies discovered in mass graves near city - CNN

Irbil, Iraq (CNN) Iraqi security forces have discovered two mass graves near the city of Mosul containing around 250 bodies, police said Thursday. The graves were found near the town of Hammam al-Alil and were created by ISIS militants, Iraqi Federal ...and more »

Islamic State uses fake tanks and bearded mannequins to thwart airstrikes - New York Daily News

Iraqi forces discovered numerous cheaply built mockups at a training site it recently captured north of Mosul. (© Ari Jalal / Reuters/REUTERS). BY Chris Sommerfeldt. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Updated: Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 3:05 AM. Iraqi forces ...and more »

How will Mosul rise from the ashes of battle? -

Once ISIL is pushed out, the city will face the massive challenges of social, cultural and economic reconstruction. 13 Nov 2016 07:34 GMT |. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social. 'At the moment, there is no political and humanitarian ...and more »