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Liberating Mosul is one thing – next comes the real challenge for Iraq - The Conversation UK

The battle to fully recapture Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) is in its final stages – and it is rapidly intensifying. On March 17, 200 civilians were killed in airstrikes on western Mosul mounted by the US and the Operation Inherent Resolve ...and more »

The joy and sadness of returning to Mosul - BBC News

I've dreamed of going back to Mosul for so long. The city where I was born and grew up has always occupied a special place in my heart and it's full of happy memories. My Mosul was a city of green and shady streets, with beautiful, old houses ...and more »

The human shields of Mosul -

In the past few months the Iraqi army, backed by the US military, has intensified its efforts to recapture Mosul from the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (ISIL). Given the urban context, civilians are paying an extremely heavy price. Indeed, as ...and more »

UN chief urges greater solidarity with Mosul displaced - UNHCR

By Caroline Gluck | 31 March 2017 | Español | Français | عربي. UN Secretary-General António Guterres visits a children's project at UNHCR's Hasansham U3 camp in northern Iraq. © Laila Ali/UNICEF. HASANSHAM CAMP, Iraq – United Nations ...and more »

Mosul: a very dangerous victory - Open Democracy

The fall of Mosul to Iraqi government forces may still be weeks away. As it draws near, huge and unforeseen consequences are becoming steadily clearer, whose consequences will have an impact for years to come. These relate to two factors: the greatly ...and more »

ISIS Second-in-Command Ayad al-Jumaili Killed in Airstrike: Iraqi Military -

BAGHDAD — The ISIS deputy believed to be second-in-command to elusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has purportedly been killed, an Iraqi military spokesman said Saturday. Ayad al-Jumaili died in an airstrike conducted by the Iraqis that targeted a ...and more »

Under Trump, US Military Has Allegedly Killed Over 1000 Civilians in Iraq, Syria in March - Newsweek

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump vowed that as president he would “bomb the hell out of ISIS.” Two months into his time as president, the evidence suggests he is doing just that, with increasing airstrikes in Iraq and Syria and stepped-up raids ...and more »

The Pentagon is no longer going to tell the public how many troops are in Iraq and Syria - Business Insider

US Air Force photo/Senior Airman John Linzmeier The Pentagon is no longer going to disclose how many troops are in Iraq and Syria, a sharp departure from an Obama administration policy that kept the public abreast of increased troop deployments to the ...and more »

Trump administration stops disclosing troop deployments in Iraq and Syria - Los Angeles Times

Even as the U.S. military takes on a greater role in the warfare in Iraq and Syria, the Trump administration has stopped disclosing significant information about the size and nature of the U.S. commitment, including the number of U.S. troops deployed ...and more »

The tragedy of Mosul: battle against Islamic State is leading to all-too-familiar consequences - The Conversation AU

A tragedy is unfolding in Mosul, the northern Iraqi city that Islamic State (IS) has brutally occupied since June 2014. Airstrikes conducted by the international coalition have killed more than 300 civilians in the course of a few weeks. And an ...and more »