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 ...

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 ...

Iraqi forces recapture historic Mosul mosque, now little more than rubble - SOFREP (press release) (subscription)

BAGHDAD — Iraq's prime minister on Thursday declared the end of the Islamic State's grip on Iraqi territory as government forces recaptured the site of a historic mosque in Mosul that had once been the symbolic center of the group's self-declared ...