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Inside The Bloody Drive Toward Mosul - BuzzFeed News;

Inside The Bloody Drive Toward Mosul - BuzzFeed News

BuzzFeed NewsInside The Bloody Drive Toward MosulBuzzFeed NewsISIS fights back as Iraqi and Kurdish forces steam ahead toward the biggest city held by the militants. Posted on October 23, 2016, at 12:51 a.m.. Mike Giglio. BuzzFeed News Middle East Correspondent. Fel Fel, Iraq. Reporting From Fel Fel, Iraq. Share ...and more »

Iraqi Kurds Seize Town Near Mosul, As Offensive Presses On - Huffington Post;

Iraqi Kurds Seize Town Near Mosul, As Offensive Presses On - Huffington Post

Huffington PostIraqi Kurds Seize Town Near Mosul, As Offensive Presses OnHuffington PostA Kurdish peshmerga fighter shoots during an operation to attack Islamic State militants in the town of Naweran, near Mosul, October 23, 2016. 440. ERBIL, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Kurdish fighters said they had taken the town of Bashiqa near Mosulfrom ...and more »

Mosul offensive: Turkish and Kurdish forces closing in on IS - Radio New Zealand;

Mosul offensive: Turkish and Kurdish forces closing in on IS - Radio New Zealand

Radio New ZealandMosul offensive: Turkish and Kurdish forces closing in on ISRadio New ZealandKurdish Peshmerga forces are closing in from the north on the Iraqi city of Mosul, in the seventh day of the campaign to wrest it back from Islamic State (IS). Iraqi government forces enter the village of al-Khuwayn, south of Mosul, after recapturing ...and more »

Battle Against Islamic State Intensifies in Iraq - Wall Street Journal;

Battle Against Islamic State Intensifies in Iraq - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalBattle Against Islamic State Intensifies in IraqWall Street JournalIslamic State militants launched several attacks in the city of Kirkuk on Friday in an apparent attempt to draw forces away from an offensive on its Iraqi stronghold in Mosul. Photo: Getty. By. Ben Kesling in Kirkuk, Iraq, and. Ben Kesling. The Wall ...and more »

Isis could refocus energy on west if it loses ground in Mosul, warns minister - The Guardian;

Isis could refocus energy on west if it loses ground in Mosul, warns minister - The Guardian

The GuardianIsis could refocus energy on west if it loses ground in Mosul, warns ministerThe GuardianThe international development minister, Rory Stewart, said £14m had been given by his department to help the Iraqi city. Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian. Islamic State. Isis could refocus energy on west if it loses ground in Mosul, warns ...and more »

Analysis: Which Iraq will triumph in Mosul? - Jerusalem Post Israel News;

Analysis: Which Iraq will triumph in Mosul? - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Jerusalem Post Israel NewsAnalysis: Which Iraq will triumph in Mosul?Jerusalem Post Israel NewsAs the Iraqi army and Kurds fight side-by-side against ISIS in Mosul, Kurds wonder whether their unique role in fighting extremism will be remembered when the war ends. ISIS Mosul. Tanks move past soldiers in military fatigues as the sun begins to set ...and more »

The battle for Mosul: The beginning of the end - Aljazeera.com;

The battle for Mosul: The beginning of the end - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.comThe battle for Mosul: The beginning of the endAljazeera.comAs Iraqi forces look to regain control of Mosul, both sides are choosing their tactics with an eye to the future. 23 Oct 2016 12:00 GMT |. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social ...and more »

Isis launches attack on town in western Iraq in effort to divert attention from Mosul - The Independent;

Isis launches attack on town in western Iraq in effort to divert attention from Mosul - The Independent

The IndependentIsis launches attack on town in western Iraq in effort to divert attention from MosulThe IndependentGangs of Isis fighters have attacked a town in Iraq's western Anbar province, in a diversion effort to distract Iraqi coalition forces from the rapid gains being made on the Isis-controlled city of Mosul. Local security forces said around 30 members of ...and more »

How will the battle for Mosul affect Iraq? - Aljazeera.com;

How will the battle for Mosul affect Iraq? - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.comHow will the battle for Mosul affect Iraq?Aljazeera.comThe battle for Mosul is intensifying as Iraqi government forces and Kurdish troops edge closer towards the country's second-largest city. According to the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) interior ministry, the Iraqi army is only five kilometres from ...and more »

What is the significance of the battle for Mosul? - BBC News;

What is the significance of the battle for Mosul? - BBC News

BBC NewsWhat is the significance of the battle for Mosul?BBC NewsIn June 2014 the Islamist group which calls itself the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant captured Iraq's second city, Mosul. Later that month the group announced it was establishing a 'caliphate', or an Islamic state, on the territories it ...and more »

Turkish help in Mosul offensive angers Iraq - CBS News;

Turkish help in Mosul offensive angers Iraq - CBS News

CBS NewsTurkish help in Mosul offensive angers IraqCBS NewsKHAZER, Iraq - Iraqi and Kurdish forces have launched a new offensive on a town near Mosul as part of a massive operation aimed at retaking the country's second largest city from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS.) As the noose gets tightened ...and more »

Iraqi army drives ISIS from Christian region near Mosul - Religion News Service;

Iraqi army drives ISIS from Christian region near Mosul - Religion News Service

Religion News ServiceIraqi army drives ISIS from Christian region near MosulReligion News ServiceQAYYARA, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi army troops on Saturday stormed into a Christian region that has been under Islamic State control since 2014 as part of U.S.-backed operations to clear the entrances to Mosul, the militants' last major city stronghold in ...and more »

Iraqi Foreign Minister: Victory over ISIS key to Middle East Peace - Jerusalem Post Israel News;

Iraqi Foreign Minister: Victory over ISIS key to Middle East Peace - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Jerusalem Post Israel NewsIraqi Foreign Minister: Victory over ISIS key to Middle East PeaceJerusalem Post Israel News"Victory over ISIS will advance peace in the entire region," Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said Thursday as he spoke before senior officials meeting in Paris to discuss the future of Mosul, Iraq. Al-Jaafari was speaking of the effect on ...and more »

Iraqi forces just three miles outside Mosul after dawn offensive on Isis - The Independent;

Iraqi forces just three miles outside Mosul after dawn offensive on Isis - The Independent

The IndependentIraqi forces just three miles outside Mosul after dawn offensive on IsisThe Independentmosul-offensive2.jpg Iraqi army are seen in Qayyarah, Iraq, October 22, 2016. The fumes in the background are from oil wells that were set ablaze by Islamic State militants. Reuters. Kurdish peshmerga forces have managed to drive Isis fighters into ...and more »

JPost joins Kurds in face of mortars, snipers on the road to Mosul - Jerusalem Post Israel News;

JPost joins Kurds in face of mortars, snipers on the road to Mosul - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Jerusalem Post Israel NewsJPost joins Kurds in face of mortars, snipers on the road to MosulJerusalem Post Israel NewsAs massive offensive reaches its fifth day, Kurds liberate more land from ISIS but face stiff resistance. Iraq Kurdish. Displaced Sunnis wait near Qaraya for Iraqi forces to transport them to safety after escaping from Islamic Statecontrolled villages ...and more »

Victory over Isis will stream live on Facebook. But defeat won't - The Guardian;

Victory over Isis will stream live on Facebook. But defeat won't - The Guardian

The GuardianVictory over Isis will stream live on Facebook. But defeat won'tThe GuardianThe war in Iraq is being broadcast 24/7. But don't think for a moment that the authorities have surrendered their control over the media. Channel 4 News' Facebook Live stream of Iraqi and Kurdish forces advancing on Mosul. Photograph: Facebook.and more »

Mosul: Turkey insists its forces 'cannot remain idle' - BBC News;

Mosul: Turkey insists its forces 'cannot remain idle' - BBC News

BBC NewsMosul: Turkey insists its forces 'cannot remain idle'BBC NewsTurkey has insisted that its forces cannot remain idle during the fight to drive so-called Islamic State militants from the Iraqi city of Mosul. PM Binali Yildirim said it might be necessary to take action because Iraq and the US had not kept their ...and more »

MUST-SEE: Benjamin Hall Takes an Exclusive Look Inside ISIS' Secret Tunnels - Fox News Insider;

MUST-SEE: Benjamin Hall Takes an Exclusive Look Inside ISIS' Secret Tunnels - Fox News Insider

Fox News InsiderMUST-SEE: Benjamin Hall Takes an Exclusive Look Inside ISIS' Secret TunnelsFox News InsiderIraqi and Kurdish forces are pushing into towns near Mosul, Iraq, as Defense Secretary Ash Carter makes an unannounced stop in the war-torn country. In recent weeks, ISIS has been pushed out of areas it once held, revealing a network of tunnels.and more »

Nearly 1000 People Treated for Exposure to Toxic Gas Near Mosul: Hospital - NBCNews.com;

Nearly 1000 People Treated for Exposure to Toxic Gas Near Mosul: Hospital - NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comNearly 1000 People Treated for Exposure to Toxic Gas Near Mosul: HospitalNBCNews.comQAYYARA, Iraq — Nearly 1,000 people have been treated for breathing problems linked to toxic gases from a sulfur plant which ISIS militants are suspected to have set on fire near the city of Mosul, hospital sources said Saturday. Related: Will ISIS ...and more »

Iraqi Army Drives Islamic State From Christian Region Near Mosul - Huffington Post;

Iraqi Army Drives Islamic State From Christian Region Near Mosul - Huffington Post

Huffington PostIraqi Army Drives Islamic State From Christian Region Near MosulHuffington PostIraqi army gather after the liberation of a village from Islamic State militants, south of Mosul, during an operation to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq, October 21, 2016. 110. Iraqi army troops on Saturday stormed into a Christian region ...and more »