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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 »

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

Mohammed Mahmoud who received serious head injuries from shrapnel during an airstrike in Mosul is comforted by his brother Amar Mahmoud while he lies in his bed on April 17, 2017 in Erbil Emergency Hospital in Erbil, Iraq. Photo by Carl Court/Getty ...and more »

Iraqi forces call on civilians to flee Mosul's Islamic State-held Old City - Reuters

BAGHDAD/MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The Iraqi air force dropped leaflets on Friday urging residents in the Islamic State-held Old City center of Mosul to flee, raising fears among humanitarian groups for the safety of desperate civilians there. Popular ...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 »

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

Displaced children in Hammam al-Aleel Camp, among some of the thousands continuing to flee Mosul, Iraq. Photo: IOM/Hala Jaber ?Share. Print. 26 May 2017 – Citing Iraqi Government figures, the United Nations migration agency today warned that the number ...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 »

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 »

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 »

'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 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 »