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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 »

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

Critics of the move say the public has a right to know about the wars in which the U.S. is engaging. (March 31, 2017) (Sign up for our free video newsletter here Even as the U.S. military takes on a greater role in the warfare ...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 »

Bombed in Their Homes, Civilians in Mosul Blame Reckless Coalition Forces - Amnesty International

MOSUL, Iraq — When they heard that there would be airstrikes on their neighborhood in eastern Mosul, Wa'ad Ahmad al-Tai and his family did exactly as they were told. “We followed the instructions of the government, which told us, 'Stay in your homes ...and more »

Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on protecting civilians ... - EU News

Ensuring that civilians inside Mosul are protected during the conflict is the single most effective life-saving action that can be taken. A few weeks ago I was in Iraq myself, visiting the conflict areas and seeing how our humanitarian aid can best ...and more »

UN chief urges greater solidarity with Mosul displaced - UNHCR

On a visit to Hasansham camp in northern Iraq, Secretary-General António Guterres says the international community needs to step up its response. By Caroline Gluck | 31 March 2017 | Français | عربي. UN Secretary-General António Guterres visits a ...and more »

ISIS second-in-command killed in airstrike, Iraqi intelligence says -

An Iraqi Federal Police member takes munitions from a wheelbarrow as he looks towards ISIS positions during combat between Iraqi forces and Islamic State in Mosul on Saturday. An ISIS deputy was killed with other ISIS commanders in a strike carried out ...and more »

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

Mosul's residents are caught between Islamic State's brutal violence and the amassed firepower of the Iraqi armed forces and their international backers. Reuters/Khalid Al Mousily. The tragedy of Mosul: battle against Islamic State is leading to all ...and more »

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

Simon Mabon does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners. Lancaster University ...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 »