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As Mosul fighting rages, a family tries to come back home - Boston Herald;

As Mosul fighting rages, a family tries to come back home - Boston Herald

Boston HeraldAs Mosul fighting rages, a family tries to come back homeBoston HeraldIn this Wednesday, March 29, 2017 photo, Mustafa Ismael Mustafa flees with his family for the second time during fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) ...and more »

Civilian Deaths in Iraq, Syria Undercut US Victories - Voice of America;

Civilian Deaths in Iraq, Syria Undercut US Victories - Voice of America

Voice of AmericaCivilian Deaths in Iraq, Syria Undercut US VictoriesVoice of AmericaIslamic State group and al-Qaida-linked militants are quickly moving to drum up outrage over a spike in civilian casualties said to have been caused by U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, posting photos online of a destroyed medical center and homes ...and more »

UN chief pleads for more aid for Mosul civilians - The National;

UN chief pleads for more aid for Mosul civilians - The National

The NationalUN chief pleads for more aid for Mosul civiliansThe NationalHasan Sham camp, Iraq //UN chief Antonio Guterres appealed yesterday for more aid for the people of Mosul, as he visited a camp for Iraqis displaced by the battle to retake the second city from ISIL. Iraq is nearly six months into the operation to oust ...and more »

Mosul Residents Find Little Left Of Their Homes - Pueblo Chieftain;

Mosul Residents Find Little Left Of Their Homes - Pueblo Chieftain

Pueblo ChieftainMosul Residents Find Little Left Of Their HomesPueblo ChieftainGoing from house to house in Mosul, Iraqi policemen are looking for fighters and explosives. Meanwhile former residents are returning to their homes to gather whatever belongings they can gather. (March 31). Follow the latest military updates ...and more »

At Iraq camp, UN chief urges more aid for people of Mosul - The Statesman;

At Iraq camp, UN chief urges more aid for people of Mosul - The Statesman

The StatesmanAt Iraq camp, UN chief urges more aid for people of MosulThe StatesmanUN chief Antonio Guterres appealed today for more aid for the people of Mosul, as he visited a camp for Iraqis displaced by the battle to retake the second city from jihadists. Iraq is nearly six months into the operation to oust the Islamic State ...and more »

ISIS Fighter Offered To Kill Wounded Little Girl - Opposing Views;

ISIS Fighter Offered To Kill Wounded Little Girl - Opposing Views

Opposing ViewsISIS Fighter Offered To Kill Wounded Little GirlOpposing ViewsFour-year-old Hawra may never see again after being struck with shrapnel from a March 17 airstrike in Mosul, Iraq. The girl's mother was killed in the strike, along with at least 141 others -- although estimates indicate that the total number of ...and more »

United Nations chief presses Iraq's leaders to reconcile once Mosul won - ClickLancashire;

United Nations chief presses Iraq's leaders to reconcile once Mosul won - ClickLancashire

ClickLancashireUnited Nations chief presses Iraq's leaders to reconcile once Mosul wonClickLancashireHe said he was working on declassifying a video showing militants conducting such an operation. That allowed the January special forces raid during which a Navy SEAL and several civilians were killed. "We realise the huge responsibility the liberating ...and more »

US Forced To Adjust Bombing Tactics After ISIS Baits Airstrikes On Civilians - Daily Caller

US Forced To Adjust Bombing Tactics After ISIS Baits Airstrikes On CiviliansDaily CallerThe U.S. is adjusting its aerial tactics after the Islamic State baited an airstrike on nearly 200 civilians in Mosul, a spokesman for the U.S. mission in Iraq told reporters Thursday. Army Col. Joseph Scrocca told reporters the U.S. has video of ISIS ...and more »

Canadian troops operate in east Mosul as mission extended - WTOP

Canadian troops operate in east Mosul as mission extendedWTOPTORONTO (AP) — Canada will extend its current military contribution to the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq until June 30. Defense Minister Harjit S. Sajjan said Friday that the three-month extension will enable the government to assess ...and more »

The Pentagon is no longer going to tell the public how many troops are in Iraq and Syria - Yahoo Finance;

The Pentagon is no longer going to tell the public how many troops are in Iraq and Syria - Yahoo Finance

Yahoo FinanceThe Pentagon is no longer going to tell the public how many troops are in Iraq and SyriaYahoo FinanceThe Pentagon is no longer going to disclose how many troops are in Iraq and Syria, a sharp departure from an Obama administration policy that kept the public abreast of increased troop deployments to the region. Though the US military has increasingly ...and more »

Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on protecting civilians ... - ReliefWeb

Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on protecting civilians ...ReliefWebEnsuring that civilians inside Mosul are protected during the conflict is the single most effective life-saving action that can be taken. A few weeks ago I was in Iraq myself, visiting the conflict areas and seeing how our humanitarian aid can best ...and more »

United States air strikes 'probably' played role in Mosul deaths - ClickLancashire;

United States air strikes 'probably' played role in Mosul deaths - ClickLancashire

ClickLancashireUnited States air strikes 'probably' played role in Mosul deathsClickLancashireGen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, testified before the House Armed Services Committee that its initial assessment of the blast has morphed into a formal investigation. The UN also has "reports" of another 95 people killed in four western ...and more »

Iraqi troops “within metres” of symbolic mosque in Mosul - Yahoo News;

Iraqi troops “within metres” of symbolic mosque in Mosul - Yahoo News

Yahoo NewsIraqi troops “within metres” of symbolic mosque in MosulYahoo NewsIraqi forces say they are closing in to “within metres” of the mosque in Mosul where ISIL militants declared their so-called “caliphate” almost three years ago. Recapturing the al-Nuri mosque in the western part of the city would be a hugely symbolic ...and more »

US General Admits US Airstrike Killed 100s of Civilians in Mosul - ClickLancashire;

US General Admits US Airstrike Killed 100s of Civilians in Mosul - ClickLancashire

ClickLancashireUS General Admits US Airstrike Killed 100s of Civilians in MosulClickLancashireA retired US general has cautioned that casualties among civilians may become a common event in the fight to annihilate the Islamic State. "We need more solidarity from the worldwide community", he said. This week Amnesty International accused the ...and more »

The 16 Bodies in the Mosul Alleyway - TIME;

The 16 Bodies in the Mosul Alleyway - TIME

TIMEThe 16 Bodies in the Mosul AlleywayTIMEThey are sprawled in the alleyway, the dead bodies. Women, children, two old men with white beards, they are 16 in all, their faces bloated with blood now, at least a week after they were killed as they attempted to flee the fighting between Iraqi ...and more »

UN Secretary General starts official visit to Iraq - ClickLancashire;

UN Secretary General starts official visit to Iraq - ClickLancashire

ClickLancashireUN Secretary General starts official visit to IraqClickLancashireShortly after landing in Baghdad International Airport, Guterres said on Twitter that his visit is to "focus on the dire humanitarian situation on the ground". UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for the protection of civilians to ...and more »

Canadian troops operating in east Mosul - Waterloo Record

Canadian troops operating in east MosulWaterloo RecordOTTAWA — Canadian special forces have taken a more active role in the battle for Mosul, where weeks of bloody fighting have failed to dislodge the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. National Defence revealed the shift on Friday as the Liberal ...and more »

Canada extends mission against ISIS in northern Iraq to June 30 - Yahoo News

Canada extends mission against ISIS in northern Iraq to June 30Yahoo NewsWith operations against ISIS at a critical stage in northern Iraq, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced Friday that Canada will extend its training mission there by three months. The Canadian Forces will continue operations until June 30, providing ...and more »

Canada officially extends Iraq mission but only to June 30 - Ottawa Citizen;

Canada officially extends Iraq mission but only to June 30 - Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa CitizenCanada officially extends Iraq mission but only to June 30Ottawa CitizenThe Canadian military will continue its Iraq mission until the end of June, the Liberal government announced Friday. “This extension provides the Government of Canada the time required to assess the evolving nature of the fight,” the government noted ...and more »

Probe into Mosul blast moves to formal investigation -US general - ClickLancashire;

Probe into Mosul blast moves to formal investigation -US general - ClickLancashire

ClickLancashireProbe into Mosul blast moves to formal investigation -US generalClickLancashireDespite using state-of-the-art weaponry, the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq appears unable to avoid civilian casualties as it battles the militants in close urban combat. Under questioning from lawmakers, Votel repeated US ...and more »