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IS fighters preparing for last stand - Gulf Times;

IS fighters preparing for last stand - Gulf Times

Gulf TimesIS fighters preparing for last standGulf TimesDisplaced Iraqis return to their homes in western Mosul's Al-Rifai neighbourhood yesterday, after it was retaken by government forces during their ongoing battle against Islamic State group fighters. Text Size: A A A. Reuters/Baghdad. Islamic State ...and more »

Trump's 'Secret Plan' to Defeat ISIS Looks a Lot Like Obama's - Foreign Policy (blog);

Trump's 'Secret Plan' to Defeat ISIS Looks a Lot Like Obama's - Foreign Policy (blog)

Foreign Policy (blog)Trump's 'Secret Plan' to Defeat ISIS Looks a Lot Like Obama'sForeign Policy (blog)Remember presidential candidate Donald Trump's secret plan to defeat the Islamic State? And his boast that he knew more than the generals did about the Islamic State (thus implying he'd replace them once in office)? More campaign rhetoric crashing on ...and more »

Mass grave of relics of 60 civilians found in western Mosul - Iraqi News;

Mass grave of relics of 60 civilians found in western Mosul - Iraqi News

Iraqi NewsMass grave of relics of 60 civilians found in western MosulIraqi NewsMosul (IraqiNews.com) A mass grave composed of relics of 60 civilians, including women, killed by Islamic State, was found in western Mosul,” a local source from Nineveh province has said. “Security troops discovered a mass grave in al-Shifa district ...and more »

UPDATED: IS execute tens of civilians in Mosul, security shelling kills 16 - Iraqi News;

UPDATED: IS execute tens of civilians in Mosul, security shelling kills 16 - Iraqi News

Iraqi NewsUPDATED: IS execute tens of civilians in Mosul, security shelling kills 16Iraqi NewsIraqi firefighters look for bodies buried under the rubble, of civilians who were killed after an air strike against Islamic State triggered a massive explosion in Mosul. REUTERS/Stringer. Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militants executed tens of ...and more »

Assad looks east as the centre of gravity shifts - The National;

Assad looks east as the centre of gravity shifts - The National

The NationalAssad looks east as the centre of gravity shiftsThe NationalThe political centre of gravity in Syria's conflict is shifting to the east of the country, as the Assad regime expands its control in the west. This is significant for many reasons, not least that eastern Syria is where the vital interests of several ...and more »

Let's Commemorate Victims of Islamic State Attacks in Both Baghdad and Manchester - Truthdig;

Let's Commemorate Victims of Islamic State Attacks in Both Baghdad and Manchester - Truthdig

TruthdigLet's Commemorate Victims of Islamic State Attacks in Both Baghdad and ManchesterTruthdigISIL (ISIS, Daesh) lashed out at the civilian population in Iraq on Tuesday with three bombings and over 60 casualties. With its signature warped sadism, the organization sent a suicide bomber with a truck into a crowded square in the upscale, largely ...and more »

Iraq's Iran-backed militias propose entering Syria to back Assad - The New Arab;

Iraq's Iran-backed militias propose entering Syria to back Assad - The New Arab

The New ArabIraq's Iran-backed militias propose entering Syria to back AssadThe New ArabA spokesman for Iraq's Iran-backed paramilitary forces has said they ready to move inside Syrian territories to fight alongside the Assad regime after they captured areas along the border. Tags: Iraq, Hashed al-Shaabi, Syria, Assad, Iran. A spokesman ...and more »

Iraqi Army bans the burka in Mosul after ISIS sleeper cells use it to conduct attacks - AMN Al-Masdar News (registration);

Iraqi Army bans the burka in Mosul after ISIS sleeper cells use it to conduct attacks - AMN Al-Masdar News (registration)

AMN Al-Masdar News (registration)Iraqi Army bans the burka in Mosul after ISIS sleeper cells use it to conduct attacksAMN Al-Masdar News (registration)DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:30 P.M.) – With slow, grinding territorial progress underway in Iraq's second largest city, government forces are reporting coming under many attacks from ISIS sleeper cells on both sides of the Tigris River. Effectively, a temporal ...and more »

27 Iraqi security personnel killed in W. Mosul in 48hrs - The Peninsula Qatar;

27 Iraqi security personnel killed in W. Mosul in 48hrs - The Peninsula Qatar

The Peninsula Qatar27 Iraqi security personnel killed in W. Mosul in 48hrsThe Peninsula QatarBAGHDAD: At least 27 Iraqi security personnel have been killed -- and dozens more injured -- over the past 48 hours in ongoing clashes in IS-held western Mosul, an Iraqi security source said Tuesday. “At least 13 soldiers, including five officers, were ...and more »

UN: '180000 civilians still in' IS-held Mosul areas - The Peninsula Qatar;

UN: '180000 civilians still in' IS-held Mosul areas - The Peninsula Qatar

The Peninsula QatarUN: '180000 civilians still in' IS-held Mosul areasThe Peninsula QatarGENEVA: Nearly 800,000 civilians have fled northern Iraq's Mosul city since the start of the military operation in February while an estimated 180,000 others remain in IS-controlled areas, according to UN figures on Tuesday. Iraq has been roiled by ...and more »

Iraqi families fear reprisals against relatives forced to help ISIS - USA TODAY;

Iraqi families fear reprisals against relatives forced to help ISIS - USA TODAY

USA TODAYIraqi families fear reprisals against relatives forced to help ISISUSA TODAYIRBIL, Iraq — As Iraqi forces near the liberation of Mosul from the Islamic State, thousands of families fear reprisals against relatives forced to serve on behalf of the militants. USA TODAY spoke to several families who admitted that their husbands ...and more »

Lonely ISIS fighters 'looking for love on online dating site Islamic Marriage' - The Sun;

Lonely ISIS fighters 'looking for love on online dating site Islamic Marriage' - The Sun

The SunLonely ISIS fighters 'looking for love on online dating site Islamic Marriage'The SunLONELY ISIS fighters are looking for love on an online dating site, according to a respected terror monitoring group. English language website Islamic Marriage has scores of ads from men in the jihadi heartlands in Iraq and Syria. A leading terror ...and more »

Oklahoma Senator Lankford home from trip to Syria, Iraq - KRMG;

Oklahoma Senator Lankford home from trip to Syria, Iraq - KRMG

KRMGOklahoma Senator Lankford home from trip to Syria, IraqKRMGTULSA - Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma journeyed to the Middle East over the Memorial Day weekend, visiting Iraq and Syria to get an update on progress in the region. His assessment is that morale among U.S. troops is high, ISIS is losing territory ...and more »

ISIS Blows Up Ice Cream Shop, Sets Off Car Bomb in Baghdad, Killing 31 - Christian News Network;

ISIS Blows Up Ice Cream Shop, Sets Off Car Bomb in Baghdad, Killing 31 - Christian News Network

Christian News NetworkISIS Blows Up Ice Cream Shop, Sets Off Car Bomb in Baghdad, Killing 31Christian News NetworkBAGHDAD (USA Today/Associated Press) — A massive bombing by the Islamic State group outside a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad and a rush hour car bomb in another downtown area killed at least 31 people on Tuesday, Iraqi officials said.and more »

Recent ISIS Attacks Have a Sick New Theme - LifeZette;

Recent ISIS Attacks Have a Sick New Theme - LifeZette

LifeZetteRecent ISIS Attacks Have a Sick New ThemeLifeZetteWhat kind of vicious people go after the young, the faithful, the vulnerable, and the family-focused? May 31, 2017. by Leah Jessen | Updated 30 May 2017 at 4:33 PM. Showing a blatant disregard for any kind of moral boundary, ISIS militants attacked ...and more »

Police chief: Islamic State lost 80% of suicide attackers, commandos in Mosul - Iraqi News;

Police chief: Islamic State lost 80% of suicide attackers, commandos in Mosul - Iraqi News

Iraqi NewsPolice chief: Islamic State lost 80% of suicide attackers, commandos in MosulIraqi NewsMosul (IraqiNews.com) The Islamic State has lost 80% of their suicide bombers and commandos in battles against Iraqi government forces in western Mosul, the head of the Federal Police said Wednesday. Lt. Gen. Shaker Jawdat said his forces also took ...and more »

200 Iraqi Civilians Killed as Airstrikes Rain Down on Mosul - Al-Bawaba;

200 Iraqi Civilians Killed as Airstrikes Rain Down on Mosul - Al-Bawaba

Al-Bawaba200 Iraqi Civilians Killed as Airstrikes Rain Down on MosulAl-BawabaSmoke billows in a neighborhood of west Mosul's near Al-Shifa hospital (L) on May 30, 2017 during ongoing battles between Iraqi forces to retake the city from Islamic State (IS) group fighters. (AFP/Karim Sahib). Follow >. Click here to add Az Zanjili ...and more »

Iraqi police inch forward against ISIS in Mosul - Rudaw;

Iraqi police inch forward against ISIS in Mosul - Rudaw

RudawIraqi police inch forward against ISIS in MosulRudawMOSUL, Iraq – Fighting ISIS in the Old Mosul district of west Mosul, the Iraqi Federal Police are inching forward in a battle they expect to be bloody. According to the Iraqi intelligence service, ISIS dug many tunnels in the historic heart of Mosul ...and more »

Islamic State terrorists start burning their archives in Mosul - India TV;

Islamic State terrorists start burning their archives in Mosul - India TV

India TVIslamic State terrorists start burning their archives in MosulIndia TVThe burning of the archives is a "clear indication" of a major collapse within IS's ranks and is aimed at concealing its crimes against civilians and the identities of its accomplices. India TV News Desk, New Delhi [Updated:31 May 2017, 9:49 AM IST ...and more »

Three suicide blasts send Iraq death toll to 42 - Inquirer.net;

Three suicide blasts send Iraq death toll to 42 - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.netThree suicide blasts send Iraq death toll to 42Inquirer.netIraqis gather at the site of a car bomb explosion near Baghdad's Al-Shuhada Bridge on May 30, 2017, which killed at least five people and wounded 17, security and medical officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack but ...and more »