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US works to learn what chemical IS used in Iraq attack - The Detroit News;

US works to learn what chemical IS used in Iraq attack - The Detroit News

The Detroit NewsUS works to learn what chemical IS used in Iraq attackThe Detroit NewsWashington — The U.S. military is trying to determine what chemical the Islamic State group used against Iraqi government forces last weekend, the commander of anti-IS coalition ground forces said Wednesday. Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin told reporters via ...and more »

'We want to be happy' - Iraqi violinist plays in Mosul as troops battle IS - The Star Online;

'We want to be happy' - Iraqi violinist plays in Mosul as troops battle IS - The Star Online

The Star Online'We want to be happy' - Iraqi violinist plays in Mosul as troops battle ISThe Star OnlineMOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Amid the bombed-out ruins of an ancient site revered by both Muslims and Christians in Mosul, Iraqi violinist Ameen Mukdad on Wednesday held a small concert in the city he was forced to flee by Islamic State militants. As Mukdad ...and more »

Violinist plays in Mosul region recaptured from ISIS - Daily Mail;

Violinist plays in Mosul region recaptured from ISIS - Daily Mail

Daily MailViolinist plays in Mosul region recaptured from ISISDaily MailThis is the defiant moment a violinist played a public concert in Mosul for the first time since part of the city was liberated from ISIS. Under their brutal regime, music was outlawed and instruments were piled in the streets and burned - including ...and more »

As bodies wash up from the Tigris, some see signs of score-settling - Reuters UK

As bodies wash up from the Tigris, some see signs of score-settlingReuters UKQAYYARA, Iraq Most of the bodies that wash up on the bridge in northern Iraq have their hands bound, eyes blindfolded and a bullet to the back of the head. The ones that have been dead longest float on the surface, buoyed by the gasses produced as they ...and more »

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

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

Military TimesIraqi unit with US and Australian advisers hit by ISIS chemical weaponMilitary TimesTwenty five Iraqi soldiers required medical treatment after their unit was hit with a mustard agent fired from an ISIS rocket on Sunday, according to CBS News. Their unit included American and Australian advisers, none of whom were reported injured in ...and more »

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

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

AOLIraq opens new Tigris bridge escape route for people fleeing MosulAOLIraqis cross a pontoon bridge over the Tigris river on the outskirts of Hammam al-Alil, south of Mosul, Iraq, April 17, 2017. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares. Iraqis walk along a pontoon bridge over the Tigris river on the outskirts of Hammam al-Alil ...and more »

US, Aussie advisers caught in ISIS chemical attack against Iraqi troops in Mosul - RT;

US, Aussie advisers caught in ISIS chemical attack against Iraqi troops in Mosul - RT

RTUS, Aussie advisers caught in ISIS chemical attack against Iraqi troops in MosulRTThe Iraqi unit targeted on Sunday in a chemical weapons attack in Mosul was hosting embedded foreign military specialists, according to officials and media reports. American and Australian troops were unharmed by the toxic agent used by Islamic State.and more »

16 IS members arrested as security measures tightened southern Mosul - Iraqi News;

16 IS members arrested as security measures tightened southern Mosul - Iraqi News

Iraqi News16 IS members arrested as security measures tightened southern MosulIraqi NewsRapid Response forces members cross farm land during a battle with islamic state's militants south west Mosul, Iraq February 24, 2017. .REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra. Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Security troops heightened measures at the liberated regions and ...and more »

ISIL terrorists use mustard gas to attack US and Australian advisers in Iraq - Pravda;

ISIL terrorists use mustard gas to attack US and Australian advisers in Iraq - Pravda

PravdaISIL terrorists use mustard gas to attack US and Australian advisers in IraqPravdaISIL terrorists used mustard gas (yperite) to attack an Iraqi military unit, where American and Australian advisers were staying. As many as 25 Iraqi soldiers suffered as a result of the attack, whereas advisers remained unscathed, reports CBS News ...and more »

In Mosul, Iraqi snipers track jihadists around the clock - Malay Mail Online;

In Mosul, Iraqi snipers track jihadists around the clock - Malay Mail Online

Malay Mail OnlineIn Mosul, Iraqi snipers track jihadists around the clockMalay Mail OnlineA sniper from the Iraqi federal police unit aiming towards an Islamic State (IS) group position in west of Mosul on April 12, 2017, during an ongoing operation to recapture the city from the jihadists. — AFP picMOSUL, April 19 — A few hundred metres ...and more »

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

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

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

Australian advisers caught in Mosul chemical attack - APA;

Australian advisers caught in Mosul chemical attack - APA

APAAustralian advisers caught in Mosul chemical attackAPAAustralian advisers have been caught up in a suspected mustard gas attack in Iraq, APA reported citing CBS News. Islamic State is believed to have launched a “low grade” chemical attack in Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, on Sunday. An Iraqi unit ...and more »

ISIL Uses Mustard Gas against Iraqi Army Unit With US: Australian Experts - Al-Manar TV;

ISIL Uses Mustard Gas against Iraqi Army Unit With US: Australian Experts - Al-Manar TV

Al-Manar TVISIL Uses Mustard Gas against Iraqi Army Unit With US: Australian ExpertsAl-Manar TVISIL terrorist group used mustard gas against the Iraqi army unit with US and Australian advisers, leaving over 20 servicemen injured, US media reported. The incident occurred on Sunday with 25 Iraqi soldiers having been injured, the CBS News ...and more »

Iraqi forces recapture 30% of Mosul's “Old City” - Iraqi News;

Iraqi forces recapture 30% of Mosul's “Old City” - Iraqi News

Iraqi NewsIraqi forces recapture 30% of Mosul's “Old City”Iraqi NewsMosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi security forces recaptured 30 percent of western Mosul's Old City on Wednesday after a weeks-old siege on the strategic Islamic State bastion, a security commander said in statements. Media official at the Interior Ministry ...and more »

IS kills members with gangrene in western Mosul - Iraqi News;

IS kills members with gangrene in western Mosul - Iraqi News

Iraqi NewsIS kills members with gangrene in western MosulIraqi NewsMosul (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State started killing its members suffering gangrene in western Mosul, intelligence sources from the city has said. Shafaq News quoted sources as saying that the slain militants were the wounded ones staying at houses that ...and more »

Defeat by Annihilation: Mobility and Attrition in the Islamic State´s Defense of Mosul - CSS Resources (blog);

Defeat by Annihilation: Mobility and Attrition in the Islamic State´s Defense of Mosul - CSS Resources (blog)

CSS Resources (blog)Defeat by Annihilation: Mobility and Attrition in the Islamic State´s Defense of MosulCSS Resources (blog)In this article Michael Knights and Alexander Mello examine the Islamic State's ongoing defense of Mosul. Despite the group's use of innovative tactics such as pairing car bombs with drones, it has been outfought by coalition-backed Iraqi forces, which ...and more »

Iraqi girls return to school after years of living under Daesh - Al-Bawaba;

Iraqi girls return to school after years of living under Daesh - Al-Bawaba

Al-BawabaIraqi girls return to school after years of living under DaeshAl-Bawaba“I'm very happy,” said 8-year old Sara Umar. “It's better to go to school in the morning instead of staying at home.” (AFP). Iraqi schoolgirl Manar Mahmoud is eager to resume classes after years of life under Daesh in Mosul, ignoring the nearby rattle ...and more »

IS seeking alliance with Al Qaeda, says Iraqi VP - Kasmir Monitor;

IS seeking alliance with Al Qaeda, says Iraqi VP - Kasmir Monitor

Kasmir MonitorIS seeking alliance with Al Qaeda, says Iraqi VPKasmir MonitorBAGHDAD: The militant Islamic State group is talking to Al Qaeda about a possible alliance as Iraqi troops close in on IS fighters in Mosul, Iraqi Vice President Ayad Allawi said in an interview .Allawi said he got the information on Monday from Iraqi ...and more »

Mosul operation has displaced nearly half a million - Your Middle East;

Mosul operation has displaced nearly half a million - Your Middle East

Your Middle EastMosul operation has displaced nearly half a millionYour Middle EastBanner Icon Conflict Nearly half a million people have fled their homes since Iraqi forces launched an operation to wrest Mosul back from jihadists exactly six months ago, the United Nations said Monday. Iraqi forces began the country's biggest ...and more »

Mosul on the verge of a 'humanitarian CATASTROPHE' as war against ISIS rages, the UN warns - Express.co.uk;

Mosul on the verge of a 'humanitarian CATASTROPHE' as war against ISIS rages, the UN warns - Express.co.uk

Express.co.ukMosul on the verge of a 'humanitarian CATASTROPHE' as war against ISIS rages, the UN warnsExpress.co.ukTHE fight to eradicate the Islamic State in western Mosul, where hundreds of thousands of civilians are still trapped, could turn into one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes, the United Nations has warned. By Nicole Stinson. PUBLISHED: 04:47, Wed ...and more »