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Trump's anti-ISIS war keeps killing huge numbers of civilians - Vox

It's becoming clear that the Pentagon has a civilian casualties problem. Two recent events make that fairly evident, and it's showing the problems the anti-ISIS coalition has to keep bystanders off the coroner's table. In the midst of Trump's ramped-up ...and more »

Iraqi forces launch operation to seize last Islamic State enclave in Mosul - Reuters

BAGHDAD/MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi armed forces launched an operation on Saturday to capture the last Islamic State-held enclave in Mosul, according to a military statement. The fall of the city would, in effect, mark the end of the Iraqi half of ...and more »

'My family are in pieces in the street': Father who saw wife and son killed tells of horror attempting to flee Mosul - The Independent

“I have lost my family, my family are pieces in the street, just take my children.” Those were Abid's first words to Iraqi soldiers as he fell across their frontline holding his injured son and daughter, having been shot five times as the family ...and more »

Mosul residents mark Ramadan as life is returning to normal - Xinhua

A family breaks fast on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, at al-Khazir camp for the internally displaced, located between Arbil and Mosul, on May 27, 2017. (AFP Photo). MOSUL, Iraq, May 28 (Xinhua) -- It is the early days of the holy ...and more »

Rebuilding Mosul's Library, Book by Book - Al-Fanar Media

A campaign to restore the holdings of the library of the University of Mosul has received an enthusiastic response since it began three months ago. Professors, students and private donors inside and outside Iraq are contributing books and other ...and more »

Some 10000 people fleeing west Mosul every day, UN migration agency warns - UN News Centre

Citing Iraqi Government figures, the United Nations migration agency today warned that the number of people fleeing West Mosul is soaring – on 18 May, hitting a peak when some 16,100 transited through the Hamam al-Alil screening site – the largest ...and more »

Iraqi Forces in Mosul Plan ISIS Assault, but Fight Could Be Long - New York Times

LONDON — Although the Iraqi military on Friday began leafleting areas of western Mosul still controlled by the Islamic State, warning people to evacuate because an offensive was imminent, the American military is not predicting a speedy resolution to ...and more »

Mosul to be freed from ISIS by June 10 - exactly three years since fanatics took over the city, Iraqi forces claim - Daily Mail

Iraqi security forces hope to liberate Mosul from ISIS by June 10, and end the self-styled caliphate's control of the city. The ambitious target gives troops a little under a fortnight to clear the last remnants of ISIS fanatics from Iraq's second ...and more »

What's that drone flying in over the horizon? It's a scout from Islamic State - Los Angeles Times

The silence was shredded by the rat-tat-tat eruptions of a single gun. More soldiers fired, their volleys coalescing into the grim music of war — a sustained snare drum roll soon interrupted by the bass thumps of the 50-caliber machine gun. All the ...and more »

ISIS uses women to defend its last stronghold west of Mosul - Al-Arabiya

An Iraqi Federal Police member fires towards ISIS militants during a battle in western Mosul, on May 28, 2017. (Reuters). Staff Writer, Al Arabiya English Sunday, 28 May 2017. Text size A A A. Iraqi military sources said on Sunday that ISIS militants ...and more »