Revealed Near Mosul: An Enormous ISIS Mass Grave - Daily Beast

As many as 4,000 “enemies” of the so-called Islamic State were murdered and thrown into a huge sinkhole off the Baghdad-Mosul highway. Florian Neuhof. 02.27.17 12:00 PM ET. NEAR MOSUL, Iraq — Even before it became the scene of the Islamic State's ...

Iraqi forces battling Islamic State reach Mosul bridge - Military Times

BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces reached one of Mosul's five destroyed bridges on Monday as they pushed deeper into the western half of Iraq's second largest city, driving Islamic State militants back with the help of U.S.-led airstrikes. Maj. Gen Thamir al ...

Iraqi Forces Reach Key Mosul Bridge - Voice of America

Iraqi forces battling Islamic State militants reached a key bridge in the city of Mosul, as they pushed forward with their week-old offensive to clear IS from the western side of the city. Officials said pro-government forces were in control of a ...

Battle for Mosul: ISIS Letters Chart Schoolboys' Journeys to Radicalization - NBCNews.com

MOSUL, Iraq — "My dear family, please forgive me," reads the handwritten letter discarded in the dusty halls of an ISIS training compound in eastern Mosul. "Don't be sad and don't wear the black clothes (of mourning). I asked to get married and you ...

Iraqi forces capture key bridge in push to liberate Mosul - Deutsche Welle

A top military official has warned of 'fiercer' resistance as Baghad-led forces advance to the center of the city. Aid organizations have called for more support amid a looming humitarian crisis. Iraqi security forces during an operation ...

Mosul battle: Iraqi forces seize key bridge - BBC News

The Iraqi military says it has retaken a bridge across the River Tigris in Mosul, after driving back Islamic State militants in the city's south-west. The Federal Police Rapid Response Force advanced into the Jawsaq district on Monday and reached the ...

Middle East Iraqi forces advance, control 'fourth bridge' in western Mosul - Kurdistan24

MOSUL, Iraq (Kurdistan24) – Iraqi forces on Monday liberated the al-Jawsaq neighborhood and controlled the fourth bridge in western Mosul from the Islamic State (IS), according to the Iraqi operations command. As part of the military operation to free ...

Iraqi forces seize Mosul bridge as thousands of civilians flee - Reuters

Displaced Iraqi women who just fled their home,rest in the desert as they wait to be transported while Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra. 1/17. left. right. Iraqi security ...

Iraqi forces retake key bridge in western Mosul - Press TV

A member of the Iraqi rapid response division reacts following an explosion in Mosul on February 26, 2017 during an operation by Iraqi forces to retake the city from Daesh. (Photo by AFP). Iraqi security forces have managed to take control of a key ...

Battle for west Mosul: Bombs 'fall like rain' on front line - BBC News

This weekend as many as 2,500 residents of Mosul escaped from the western half of a city that has been under the yoke of so-called Islamic State (IS) for almost three years. Aid agencies estimate that there are approximately 750,000 civilians trapped ...

US Forces Play Crucial Role Against ISIS in Mosul - New York Times

Members of Iraq's elite Rapid Response Division in Mosul, whose western half remains under Islamic State control. Credit Aris Messinis/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. HAMAM AL-ALIL, Iraq — One week after Iraqi forces began their push into ...

After Defeating ISIS, the Past May Come to Haunt Mosul - The National Interest Online

The rise and fall of ISIS has sharpened and focused the divisions in Iraq, instead of healing them. Seth J. Frantzman. February 26, 2017. TweetShareShare · Printer-friendly version. “Get ready to welcome the sons of your armed forces and to cooperate ...

As battle in Mosul rages on, Iraqi forces bomb ISIS in Syria - PBS NewsHour

The Iraqi army has been fighting for four months to drive the Islamic State out of Mosul, the country's second-largest city. And Iraq's air force has carried out its first-ever air strikes on ISIS positions inside neighboring Syria. Wall Street Journal ...

Analysis: What will happen the day after ISIS is booted out of Mosul? - JerusalemOnline

As Iraqi Forces are fighting to retake the city of Mosul, the question arises, what will happen the day after Mosul is liberated? Will there be increased stability or more chaos? Will Iran take advantage of the situation in order to make the plight of ...

Almost 2400 Iraqis flee Mosul in 24 hours - CNN

(CNN) In just 24 hours almost 2,400 Iraqi civilians fled western Mosul, where government forces are battling the Islamic state for control, officials said Sunday. The Minister of Displacement and Migration, Jasem Mohammed al-Jaff, said field ...

Iraqi forces push into west Mosul - Financial Times

As the battle rages just a few blocks away in his west Mosul neighbourhood, Ibrahim traces his hand over a line in chalk on his laundry room wall. This is where Isis militants demanded that he smash a hole for them to pass undetected, house to house ...

In Mosul, a long-term battle to repair Iraq's heritage - Digital Journal

The city of Mosul is intertwined with human history, tracing its roots to 4,400 years ago when civilisation rose in fabled, fertile Mesopotamia. Today, as Iraqi forces backed by an international coalition inch forward in their fight to recover Mosul ...

US Forces Push Artillery, Rockets, and Helicopters Closer to the Fight in Mosul - Foreign Policy (blog)

Special operations forces, artillery, rockets, and airpower are working overtime to back up thousands of Iraqi troops fighting to eject ISIS from the city. By Paul McLearyPaul McLeary is Foreign Policy's senior reporter covering the U.S. Defense ...

US, Coalition Continue Strikes Against ISIS - Department of Defense

SOUTHWEST ASIA, Feb. 26, 2017 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials reported details of ...

Iraqi forces aim to secure Mosul bridge, link up to east bank - Reuters

MOSUL, Iraq U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western Mosul on Sunday, aiming to capture a bridge across the Tigris which would link the city's government-held eastern bank with the ongoing offensive against remaining militants in the west.