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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 neighbors reject US claim that ISIS stored explosives in building leveled in airstrike - Washington Post

MOSUL, Iraq — The last thing Ahmed Manhal discussed with his six cousins and nephews was what they were all going to cook for lunch the next day. It was March 16. By 9 the next morning, the 22-year-old's family members were dead, along with nearly 100 ...and more »

Iraq Mosul offensive: Civilians 'in grave danger' - UN - BBC News

Civilians are being hit hardest as Iraq's military assault on Mosul enters its final phase, the country's UN humanitarian relief co-ordinator says. Lise Grande told the BBC residents were in grave danger as so-called Islamic State (IS) was directly ...and more »

Mosul: Iraqi forces press ahead in Old City push -

The Iraqi army says it hopes to capture the last ISIL enclaves outside Mosul's Old City in the next 72 hours, as fighting continued on the second day of a new push to drive the armed group from its remaining pockets in its stronghold in Iraq. Security ...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 »