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When Mosul falls, will Islamic State head to Asia? - South China Morning Post;

When Mosul falls, will Islamic State head to Asia? - South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostWhen Mosul falls, will Islamic State head to Asia?South China Morning PostA member of the Iraqi forces in al-Shura, south of Mosul, prepares for an operation to retake the city from Islamic State. Experts say Asian militants fleeing Iraq could return home to pursue jihad. Photo: AFP. More on this story. Rescue workers gather ...and more »

ISIL abducted thousands of families to use as human shields in Mosul. Those who refused were shot - National Post;

ISIL abducted thousands of families to use as human shields in Mosul. Those who refused were shot - National Post

National PostISIL abducted thousands of families to use as human shields in Mosul. Those who refused were shotNational PostISIL has abducted tens of thousands of men, women and children from around Mosul to use as human shields in the imminent battle for the city, the UN said Friday. The militants forced more than 8,000 families from their homes before marching them into ...and more »

ISIS Herds Civilians to Mosul as Human Shields - Wall Street Journal;

ISIS Herds Civilians to Mosul as Human Shields - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalISIS Herds Civilians to Mosul as Human ShieldsWall Street JournalFAZILIYA, Iraq—Islamic State fighters are forcibly relocating tens of thousands of people from villages around Mosul to use them as human shields inside the city and have begun systematically executing those who refuse, the United Nations said Friday.and more »

Post-ISIS Mosul Awaits Russia vs. Turkey Stand-Off - OilPrice.com;

Post-ISIS Mosul Awaits Russia vs. Turkey Stand-Off - OilPrice.com

OilPrice.comPost-ISIS Mosul Awaits Russia vs. Turkey Stand-OffOilPrice.comIn early 2015, the United States' campaign against the Islamic State's oil resources proved to be ineffective, with the terrorist group recovering quickly from strikes meant to disable its oil production capabilities. Now, as the fight for Mosul rages ...and more »

Experts Doubt Many High-level IS Leaders Are Staying in Mosul - Voice of America;

Experts Doubt Many High-level IS Leaders Are Staying in Mosul - Voice of America

Voice of AmericaExperts Doubt Many High-level IS Leaders Are Staying in MosulVoice of AmericaThere is a growing sense that by the time Iraqi forces finish wresting control of the key city of Mosul from Islamic State fighters, few if any of the terror group's top leaders will be there. The consensus by a variety of current and former ...and more »

Islamic State Terrorists (ISIS-Daesh) Set Iraqi Oil Fields on Fire - Center for Research on Globalization;

Islamic State Terrorists (ISIS-Daesh) Set Iraqi Oil Fields on Fire - Center for Research on Globalization

Center for Research on GlobalizationIslamic State Terrorists (ISIS-Daesh) Set Iraqi Oil Fields on FireCenter for Research on GlobalizationQAYYARAH, Iraq – When Islamic State militants were chased out of the small Sunni town of Qayyarah, the town's 13,000 or so remaining residents were praised by the Iraqi government for staying put during the fighting. By not fleeing the Islamic State's ...and more »

Iran-backed Shi'ite militias to join assault near Mosul on new front - Reuters;

Iran-backed Shi'ite militias to join assault near Mosul on new front - Reuters

ReutersIran-backed Shi'ite militias to join assault near Mosul on new frontReutersA man returns to his village after it was liberated from Islamic State militants, south of Mosul in Qayyara, Iraq, October 22, 2016. The fumes in the background are from oil wells that were set ablaze by Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani ...and more »

UN Says ISIS Executes 230 People, Uses Tens of Thousands as Human Shields - NBCNews.com;

UN Says ISIS Executes 230 People, Uses Tens of Thousands as Human Shields - NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comUN Says ISIS Executes 230 People, Uses Tens of Thousands as Human ShieldsNBCNews.comThe U.N. says ISIS has abducted tens of thousands of civilians whom it will likely use as human shields in the city of Mosul. The extremist group has forced almost 8,000 families to leave their homes, probably as a tactic to defend Mosul from the U.S ...and more »

Islamic State Has Killed Over 230 People Near Mosul, Says UN - News18;

Islamic State Has Killed Over 230 People Near Mosul, Says UN - News18

News18Islamic State Has Killed Over 230 People Near Mosul, Says UNNews18Iraqi refugees who fled the violence in Mosul rest near the Iraqi border, in Hasaka Governorate, Syria on Friday. (REUTERS). Geneva: Islamic State group fighters slaughtered at least 232 people in and around Mosul this week as Iraqi troops advanced on ...and more »

Islamic State uses 'disruption' tactics in bid to slow Mosul advance - IHS Jane's 360;

Islamic State uses 'disruption' tactics in bid to slow Mosul advance - IHS Jane's 360

IHS Jane's 360Islamic State uses 'disruption' tactics in bid to slow Mosul advanceIHS Jane's 360The Islamic State has "pulled out all the stops" to defend Mosul, according to Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, the commander of the US-led coalition that is supporting the Iraqi offensive. Speaking during a 26 October press briefing, Lt Gen ...and more »

ISIS Kills More Than 200 as Battle for Mosul Intensifies - New York Times;

ISIS Kills More Than 200 as Battle for Mosul Intensifies - New York Times

New York TimesISIS Kills More Than 200 as Battle for Mosul IntensifiesNew York TimesIslamic State fighters are using tens of thousands of people as human shields while government and Kurdish forces battle to reclaim Mosul, United Nations human rights investigators reported on Friday. By THE NEW YORK TIMES on Publish Date October 28, ...and more »

ISIS Using Tens of Thousands as 'Human Shields' as Iraqi-Led Forces Advance on Mosul - ABC News;

ISIS Using Tens of Thousands as 'Human Shields' as Iraqi-Led Forces Advance on Mosul - ABC News

ABC NewsISIS Using Tens of Thousands as 'Human Shields' as Iraqi-Led Forces Advance on MosulABC NewsThe Islamic State group has abducted tens of thousands of civilians to use as “human shields” as Iraqi-led forces close in on Mosul to liberate the country's second largest city, the United Nations said Friday. "ISIL's depraved, cowardly strategy is to ...and more »

Settling in for long campaign to free Mosul from Islamic State - The Australian;

Settling in for long campaign to free Mosul from Islamic State - The Australian

The AustralianSettling in for long campaign to free Mosul from Islamic StateThe AustralianAs I write, Iraqi and Kurdish forces — supported by coalition airstrikes, artillery and advisers — are entering the third week of their attack on Mosul, probing the outskirts of the city. They are edging into a complex and lethal urban battlefield ...and more »

Islamic State using hostages as human shields in Mosul - UN - The Guardian;

Islamic State using hostages as human shields in Mosul - UN - The Guardian

The GuardianIslamic State using hostages as human shields in Mosul - UNThe GuardianIslamic State fighters have taken “tens of thousands” of people hostage and are herding them towards the city of Mosul for use as human shields as the battle for the militant group's last major Iraqi stronghold intensifies, the United Nations has said ...and more »

UN: ISIS has killed more than 200 civilians in Mosul - Jerusalem Post Israel News;

UN: ISIS has killed more than 200 civilians in Mosul - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Jerusalem Post Israel NewsUN: ISIS has killed more than 200 civilians in MosulJerusalem Post Israel NewsThe US said that as many as 900 Islamic State militants were killed so far in the attempt to retake Mosul. ISIS Mosul. Tanks move past soldiers in military fatigues as the sun begins to set east of Mosul, where the Iraqi government launched a US-backed ...and more »

UN: ISIS using “tens of thousands” as human shields in Mosul - CBS News;

UN: ISIS using “tens of thousands” as human shields in Mosul - CBS News

CBS NewsUN: ISIS using “tens of thousands” as human shields in MosulCBS NewsQAYARA AIR BASE, Iraq -- The Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) group appears to be using tens of thousands of people as “human shields” in and around Mosul, where Iraqi forces are waging a large-scale offensive aimed at retaking the country's ...and more »

Inside Mosul: Tunnels, resistance and terror - CNN

Inside Mosul: Tunnels, resistance and terrorCNNIrbil, Iraq (CNN) Information filters out of Mosul in brief calls, smuggled messages and first-hand accounts from escapees. It's fragmentary and anecdotal, but a clear picture is emerging: ISIS leaders are preparing both for fierce battles and their ...and more »

As Iraqis close in on Mosul, the fight becomes more complicated - CBS News;

As Iraqis close in on Mosul, the fight becomes more complicated - CBS News

CBS NewsAs Iraqis close in on Mosul, the fight becomes more complicatedCBS NewsQAYYARAH, Iraq -- Thousands of civilians are escaping from ISIS as the extremists retreat from their villages surrounding Mosul. The offensive has killed hundreds of ISIS fighters, according to the U.S. coalition, with over 300 square miles clawed back ...and more »

Islamic State militants are kidnapping thousands of people to use as human shields - Washington Post;

Islamic State militants are kidnapping thousands of people to use as human shields - Washington Post

Washington PostIslamic State militants are kidnapping thousands of people to use as human shieldsWashington PostTULUL AL-NASIR, Iraq — Islamic State militants have rounded up thousands of villagers at gunpoint to use as human shields as they retreat toward their stronghold of Mosul, the latest brutal war tactic inflicted on civilians in areas the group controls.and more »

The Secret Eye Inside Mosul - The New Yorker;

The Secret Eye Inside Mosul - The New Yorker

The New YorkerThe Secret Eye Inside MosulThe New YorkerShortly after the Islamic State swept into Iraq, in June, 2014, a clandestine blog called Mosul Eye appeared on the Internet. It provided details about life under the caliphate—initially offering hourly reports regarding roads around Mosul that were ...and more »