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Inside Mosul: Iraq's 'humanitarian catastrophe' - BBC News

The United Nations says that the ongoing battle for Iraq's second city of Mosul could result in the worst humanitarian catastrophe in the war against so-called Islamic State. The battle began six months ago, and hundreds of thousands of civilians ...and more »

As Iraqi Forces Encircle Mosul, ISIS Unleashes New Level Of Brutality On Civilians - NPR

An Iraqi army truck pulls up to an abandoned gas station on the edge of Mosul in northern Iraq. Exhausted-looking men and boys climb out of the back — civilians evacuated from neighborhoods that Iraqi security forces have just freed. They've suffered ...and more »

The More Things Change, the More Iraq Stays the Same - The National Interest Online

Some of those watching the Tomahawk missiles lift off from the USS Porter on April 7, 2017, to strike Syria might have been reminded of similar scenes in January 1991, when the Tomahawk was chosen to open the battle against Saddam Hussein's Iraq. The ...and more »

Iraqi unit with US and Australian advisers hit by ISIS chemical weapon - Military Times

A member of the Iraqi forces wears a gas mask in the old city of Mosul on April 16, 2017, during an offensive to recapture the city from Islamic State (IS) group fighters. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP ...and more »

Iraq opens new Tigris bridge escape route for people fleeing Mosul - AOL

MOSUL (Reuters) - Iraqi's army has built a new pontoon bridge over the Tigris river south of Mosul, after flooding had blocked all crossing points, opening an escape route for families fleeing fighting between government forces and Islamic State. On ...and more »

ISIS Has No Air Force, But It Has An Army Of Drones That Drop Explosives - Newsweek

RTS11IKF An Iraqi special forces soldier fires at a drone operated by Islamic State group (ISIS) militants in Mosul, Iraq, March 4, 2017. Such aircraft are relatively cheap, low-tech ways in which ISIS can target enemies. Goran Tomasevic/Reuters. Share ...and more »

'I am a member of ISIS': 2 prisoners in Mosul explain why they joined the jihadists - CBC.ca

The prisoners were marched from their makeshift jail down the street to a house that Mosul's police have turned into a temporary detachment. They were led into what used to be a family's living room, with the green curtains drawn shut. Officers brought ...and more »

Trump seems to be delivering on his campaign promise to 'bomb the hell out of ISIS' - Business Insider

President Donald Trump promised in a November 2015 press conference to "bomb the hell out of ISIS," offering a saltier version of the pledge at a rally. The first two months of his term appear to show that he has followed through on that promise ...and more »

Iraqi forces fight door-to-door in Mosul as battles enters seventh month - Reuters

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces gained ground in door-to-door fighting in the Old City of Mosul, a military spokesman said on Monday, as the U.S.-backed offensive to capture Islamic State's de facto capital in Iraq entered its seventh month. A man ...and more »

Scale of civilians fleeing Iraq's Mosul 'staggering' – senior UN relief official - UN News Centre

In Mosul, Iraq, aging family members are pushed for hours through frontline fighting between the army and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh), to reach safety. 17 April 2017. Noting that nearly half a million people have fled Mosul ...and more »