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Pentagon: 45 civilians killed by coalition strikes on Islamic State -

Investigations conducted during the month of March reveal that US-led coalition airstrikes targeting Islamic State killed 45 civilians, mostly in and around the Iraqi city of Mosul, according to a Pentagon statement released on Sunday. In each incident ...and more »

US soldier killed in Iraq during a patrol outside Mosul - KATC Lafayette News

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon says an American soldier has died in Iraq after an improvised explosive device detonated during a patrol outside Mosul. Officials say the 1st lieutenant with the 82nd Airborne Division, 25-year-old Weston C. Lee of ...and more »

US reconsiders its responsibility for civilian casualties in Iraq and Syria - Los Angeles Times

As the battle against Islamic State intensifies in heavily populated cities, the U.S. military has reexamined the way it reports whether its daily bombing runs over Iraq and Syria are inadvertently killing civilians. The review, amid mounting criticism ...and more »

US Service Member Killed in Mosul, Iraq: Pentagon -

An Army platoon leader was killed Saturday by an improvised explosive device outside Mosul, military officials said. The soldier, 1st Lt. Weston Lee, 25, of Bluffton, Georgia, was on patrol when the device detonated, the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort ...and more »

US-led strikes against ISIS have killed at least 352 civilians, Pentagon says - KBZK Bozeman News

US troops walk as a US Army C-47 Chinook helicopter flies over the village of Oreij, south of Mosul, on February 22, 2017. Coalition strikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 352 civilians since the start of the operation ...and more »

US service member killed in blast near Mosul, coalition says - The Guardian

An Iraqi soldier in western Mosul, where US-backed forces have been fighting to retake the city from Isis. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images. US military. US service member killed in blast near Mosul, coalition says. Lt Weston Lee dies of ...and more »

US soldier from Georgia killed in Iraq blast during patrol outside Mosul - New York Daily News

U.S Army soldier Weston C. Lee, 25, of Bluffton, Ga., was killed Saturday while on patrol outside Mosul. (US ARMY/AFP/Getty Images). BY Nicole Hensley. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Updated: Sunday, April 30, 2017, 9:04 PM. The Pentagon on Sunday identified a ...and more »

How the Islamic State rose - The Hindu

The rapid and violent rise of the Islamic State (IS) baffled many. Unheard of until 2013, the IS suddenly started making headlines with its brutal tactics and solid military victories in Iraq and Syria. Within a few months of announcing its formation ...and more »

Mosul battle 'over in three weeks', top commander predicts - ABC Online

An Iraqi commander says he expects to dislodge Islamic State (IS) from Mosul in May despite resistance from militants in the densely populated Old City district. Key points: Commanders says "maximum of three weeks" before Mosul recaptured; Islamic ...and more »

Iraqi Commander Vows to Complete Capture of Mosul in May - The Wire

Iraqi men walk past a damaged building after the end of the battles between the Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants at their district in western Mosul, Iraq, April 30, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Muhammad Hamed. Baghdad: An Iraqi commander expects to ...and more »