Iraq: UN warns against 'collective punishment' of population with alleged ISIL ties - UN News Centre

Many have fled the violence and the ongoing destruction of Mosul as did this women and child, who carry their belongings as they flee fighting between Iraqi security forces and ISIS in the Al-Mamoon neighbourhood, west Mosul, Iraq in March 2017.

Iraqi forces recapture neighborhood amid advance to clear Mosul of IS militants - Xinhua

MOSUL, Iraq, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Iraqi government forces battling Islamic State (IS) militants on Friday retook control of a neighborhood as the troops continued their advance to dislodge IS militants from three more areas in the old city in the ...

My journey behind the lines of jihad - Telegraph.co.uk

Almost three years to the day, the secretive leader of what was then a relatively unknown jihadi group stood on the ornate balcony of Mosul's Grand al-Nuri Mosque, and declared the new caliphate of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil ...

Iraqi leader declares end to IS caliphate but fight goes on - New Jersey Herald

An Iraqi special forces soldier moves towards the frontline near the al-Nuri mosque during fights against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) The Associated Press. Iraqi civilians ...

Islamic State under pressure in Iraqi and Syrian strongholds - Reuters

Members of the Counter Terrorism Service pose for a picture with an Iraqi flag in front of the ruins of Grand al-Nuri Mosque at the Old City in Mosul, Iraq, June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani. 1/15. left. right. An armoured fighting vehicle of the ...

Mosul: Iraqi forces take al-Nuri Mosque in final push to seize Old City - CNN

Irbil, Iraq (CNN) Iraq's military has seized the remains of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri -- where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the ISIS "caliphate" in 2014 -- and is now engaged in fierce street-to-street fighting for the last several hundred meters of ...

Mosul victory in 'days' as IS falls back in Syria - Yahoo Singapore News

Iraq will declare victory over the Islamic State group in Mosul during the "next few days," a senior commander said Friday, as the jihadists fell back in neighbouring Syria. IS, which declared a cross-border "caliphate" encompassing swathes of Iraq and ...

Civilians flee as Iraqi forces attack last ISIS redoubt in Mosul - NRT

Displaced Iraqi civilians walk past the ruined Grand al-Nuri Mosque after fleeing from the Old City in Mosul, Iraq, June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani. 8 mins ago. Views 91. Tweet. + -. OLD CITY, MOSUL — U.S.-backed Iraqi forces attacked on Friday ...

Iraqi forces close in on IS redoubt in Mosul after declaring end of caliphate - Reuters

An armoured fighting vehicle of the Counter Terrorism Service is seen at the Grand al-Nuri Mosque at the Old City in Mosul, Iraq, June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani. 1/16. left. right. Members of the Counter Terrorism Service pose for a picture ...