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Iraqi prime minister: My country needs more help from the US - Washington Post

Two weeks ago, I visited Iraqi troops in western Mosul as they prepared to liberate the last terrorist-controlled neighborhoods in the city. By any standard, they are heroes. I did not ask their religious, regional or ethnic origins. I saw them for ...and more »

Freed from IS tyranny, Mosul Sunnis fear for the future - BBC News

When the jihadists who call themselves Islamic State (IS) are beaten in Mosul it will be a serious defeat for their organisation. But it will not, magically, bring peace to Iraq. At the moment the offensive has been stalled by fierce IS resistance in ...and more »

Engulfed in Battle, Mosul Civilians Run for Their Lives - New York Times

The photojournalist Ivor Prickett spent three weeks documenting the battlefront and humanitarian crisis in west Mosul. The war to drive the Islamic State from its last strongholds in western Mosul has come to this: With every advance by Iraqi forces ...and more »

US Investigating Mosul Strikes Said to Have Killed Up to 200 Civilians - New York Times

BAGHDAD — The American-led military coalition in Iraq said Friday that it was investigating reports that scores of civilians — perhaps as many as 200, residents said — had been killed in recent American airstrikes in Mosul, the northern Iraqi city ...and more »

Is Trump's 'secret plan' to defeat ISIS dragging us into another Iraq war? - The Boston Globe

Donald Trump claimed he knew “more about ISIS than the generals do, believe me,” and he'd “bomb the sh*t” out of them, getting a new policy reviewed in 30 days. He also said we never should have invaded Iraq, and promised he wouldn't commit our troops ...and more »

US to Send Over 200 More Soldiers to Iraq to Help Retake Mosul - New York Times

WASHINGTON — The United States is sending more than 200 additional soldiers to Iraq to support the Iraqi military's push to retake western Mosul from the Islamic State, military officials said on Monday. The deployment includes two Army infantry ...and more »

Iraqi forces push toward IS-held old city in western Mosul - Xinhua

MOSUL, Iraq, March 29 (Xinhua) -- Iraqi security forces on Wednesday pushed further toward the old city center of the western side of Mosul amid fierce clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants, the Iraqi military said. The commandos of the Counter ...and more »

In west Mosul, 'nowhere is safe for civilians' - Aljazeera.com

The Iraqi army on Sunday resumed operations against ISIL in Mosul after a one-day pause, amid growing concerns over an escalating civilian death toll as fierce fighting spreads to the city's most densely populated areas. The offensive was briefly put ...and more »

PHOTOS: Deadly airstrike in Mosul kills scores of civilians - Los Angeles Times

Residents pull carts piled with their possessions through streets strewn with rubble from a suspected coalition airstrike in the Aghawat Jadidah neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times). Family members help Iraqi civil defense ...and more »

US acknowledges airstrike in Mosul, where more than 200 Iraqi civilians died - Los Angeles Times

An initial investigation of a recent airstrike believed to have killed more than 200 civilians in Mosul found it was conducted by the U.S.-led coalition at the request of Iraqi security forces, the Pentagon said Saturday. Witnesses said the airstrike ...and more »