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Iraq's Shiite militias take the fight to Tal Afar - Japan Today;

Iraq's Shiite militias take the fight to Tal Afar - Japan Today

Japan TodayIraq's Shiite militias take the fight to Tal AfarJapan TodayIraq's Shiite militias take the fight to Tal Afar Popular Mobilization Units fighters talk on the radio as they watch Islamic State positions in the airport of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. Iraqi troops on Sunday fortified their ...and more »

Christianity returns to the towns of Iraq's Nineveh Plain - Patheos (blog);

Christianity returns to the towns of Iraq's Nineveh Plain - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)Christianity returns to the towns of Iraq's Nineveh PlainPatheos (blog)Mosul, Iraq, Nov 22, 2016 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Two years after the sound of church bells was replaced by the sound of explosives in Bashiqa, Iraq, just north of Mosul, Christians are again celebrating Mass after forcing the Islamic State out of ...and more »

Trump's Team Will Start New Wars in the Middle East - AlterNet;

Trump's Team Will Start New Wars in the Middle East - AlterNet

AlterNetTrump's Team Will Start New Wars in the Middle EastAlterNetThe US army and air force is today heavily engaged in Iraq and Syria and that is not going to end with Obama's departure. By Patrick Cockburn / CounterPunch. November 21, 2016. Print · Comments. Photo Credit: Flickr, Noticias Virtuales Follow. Isis is ...and more »

Iraqi forces move to retake another Mosul neighborhood - Fort Worth Star Telegram;

Iraqi forces move to retake another Mosul neighborhood - Fort Worth Star Telegram

Fort Worth Star TelegramIraqi forces move to retake another Mosul neighborhoodFort Worth Star TelegramAn Iraqi woman who fled with her family the fighting between Islamic State militants and the Iraqi forces, makes bread at a camp for internally displaced people, in Khazer east of Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. Iraqi troops fighting Islamic State ...and more »

Iraq militias train sights on key IS-held town near Mosul - Pakistan Today

Iraq militias train sights on key IS-held town near MosulPakistan TodayIraqi militia fighters peered from a front line position at Tal Afar, a town still held by jihadists, as sniper bullets rang overhead and mortar rounds crashed nearby. After storming a former airbase, they have pushed forward to around four kilometres ...and more »

AP PHOTOS: Faces In Iraq's Fight For Mosul - Business Insider

AP PHOTOS: Faces In Iraq's Fight For MosulBusiness InsiderMOSUL, Iraq (AP) — The operation to drive the Islamic State group out of Mosul has brought together an eclectic mix of Iraqis — young and old, police and soldiers, and a variety of irregular uniforms and equipment. Often the forces look rag-tag ...and more »

Struggling Iraq Hopes Trump Will Continue Support - Antiwar.com

Struggling Iraq Hopes Trump Will Continue SupportAntiwar.comThough reports out of Mosul suggest the offensive there is moving at a snail's pace, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari talked up the continued “progress,” claiming the battle is going better than the government had expected. At the same time ...and more »

Iraqi FM: One-third of Mosul has been liberated from ISIS - AMN Al-Masdar News (registration);

Iraqi FM: One-third of Mosul has been liberated from ISIS - AMN Al-Masdar News (registration)

AMN Al-Masdar News (registration)Iraqi FM: One-third of Mosul has been liberated from ISISAMN Al-Masdar News (registration)Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari has announced in Berlin to the German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, that approximately one-third of Mosul has been liberated from ISIS. He also went onto claim that 1,000 ISIS terrorists had also ...and more »

At a critical point in ISIS battle - Shelby Star

At a critical point in ISIS battleShelby StarAs Iraqi troops battle Islamic State fighters street by street in the northern city of Mosul, another crucial phase in the bid to neutralize the militant group is shaping up 230 miles to the west. A joint Kurdish-Arab militia has begun encircling Raqqa ...and more »

Iraq Shi'ite paramilitaries close to cutting Mosul supply route - Himalayan Times;

Iraq Shi'ite paramilitaries close to cutting Mosul supply route - Himalayan Times

Himalayan TimesIraq Shi'ite paramilitaries close to cutting Mosul supply routeHimalayan TimesA member of the Shi'ite Badr Organisation fighters walks during a battle with Islamic State militants at the airport of Tal Afar west of Mosul, Iraq, on November 20, 2016. Photo: Reuters. TAL AFAR AIR BASE: Iraqi Shi'ite militias were massing troops on ...and more »

Friend or foe? Sometimes hard to tell in war for Mosul - Deccan Chronicle;

Friend or foe? Sometimes hard to tell in war for Mosul - Deccan Chronicle

Deccan ChronicleFriend or foe? Sometimes hard to tell in war for MosulDeccan ChronicleBefore the thousands may leave the city, Iraqi troops question men, even young adolescents, trying to determine if any are fighters. A man who identified himself as Omar Danoun talks on the phone in Gogjali, Iraq. (Photo: AP). Mosul : He claimed to be ...and more »

Iraqi forces dig in as Mosul battle rages - The-review

Iraqi forces dig in as Mosul battle ragesThe-review1 of 16 Photos | An Iraqi special forces soldier patrols at an al-Tahrir front line neighborhood in Mosul city, Iraq, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. A top Iraqi commander said on Sunday that troops were continuing to advance toward the center of Mosul, pushing ...and more »

Germany warns over sectarian tensions in Mosul - www.worldbulletin.net;

Germany warns over sectarian tensions in Mosul - www.worldbulletin.net

www.worldbulletin.netGermany warns over sectarian tensions in Mosulwww.worldbulletin.netGermany on Monday urged caution during the battle to retake Mosul in northern Iraq to avoid sectarian conflict. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomed the gains against ISIL in the region surrounding the city but called for unity among the ...and more »

Over 68500 people displaced by military operations to retake Iraq's Mosul: UN - Global Times;

Over 68500 people displaced by military operations to retake Iraq's Mosul: UN - Global Times

Global TimesOver 68500 people displaced by military operations to retake Iraq's Mosul: UNGlobal TimesPeople wait to receive aid in the Khazir Camp for Internal Displaced Person, about 30 km east of Mosul in northern Iraq, on Nov. 21, 2016. After one month of military operations to retake Iraq's Mosul from the Islamic State (IS), almost 60,000 people ...and more »

Iran positioning Shiite militias in Iraq as regional expeditionary force - Washington Times;

Iran positioning Shiite militias in Iraq as regional expeditionary force - Washington Times

Washington TimesIran positioning Shiite militias in Iraq as regional expeditionary forceWashington TimesIraqi Shiite Hezbollah Brigade militiamen prepare their armored vehicles for fighting against the Islamic State east of Ramadi, Iraq. (Associated Press) more >. 0. Share. 0. Tweet. 0. Share. 0. Pin. 0. Share. 0. Mail. 0. Share. View Comments Print. By ...and more »

Germany expects no tangible progress in Syrian settlement until Trump's inauguration - AMN Al-Masdar News (registration);

Germany expects no tangible progress in Syrian settlement until Trump's inauguration - AMN Al-Masdar News (registration)

AMN Al-Masdar News (registration)Germany expects no tangible progress in Syrian settlement until Trump's inaugurationAMN Al-Masdar News (registration)(TASS) There can be no serious steps that would lead to a political solution in Syria until new US President, Donald Trump, assumes office, German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, said on Monday, after a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart ...and more »

ISIS Used Chemical Arms at Least 52 Times in Syria and Iraq, Report Says - New York Times;

ISIS Used Chemical Arms at Least 52 Times in Syria and Iraq, Report Says - New York Times

New York TimesISIS Used Chemical Arms at Least 52 Times in Syria and Iraq, Report SaysNew York TimesA cemetery on the outskirts of Gaziantep, Turkey. Grave No. 38487 holds the body of a 4-year-old girl who died of wounds she received when a shell containing sulfur mustard agent hit her home in Marea, Syria. Credit Bryan Denton for The New York Times.and more »

ISIS leader al-Baghdadi 'sleeps in suicide vest' fearing Mosul capture - Daily Star;

ISIS leader al-Baghdadi 'sleeps in suicide vest' fearing Mosul capture - Daily Star

Daily StarISIS leader al-Baghdadi 'sleeps in suicide vest' fearing Mosul captureDaily StarPARANOID ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is refusing to sleep without a suicide vest for fear he'll be captured. By Michael Havis / Published 21st November 2016. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, left, and Mosul under attack by Kurdish forces GETTY. PARANOID: ...and more »

Iraq militias fight to cut ISIL supply route near Mosul - Aljazeera.com;

Iraq militias fight to cut ISIL supply route near Mosul - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.comIraq militias fight to cut ISIL supply route near MosulAljazeera.comShia fighters push to control road between Mosul and Tal Afar, effectively surrounding ISIL's last stronghold in Iraq. 21 Nov 2016 23:04 GMT. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social. Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces are aiming to take ...and more »

Iraqi forces hit ISIS media office in Mosul - ARA News

Iraqi forces hit ISIS media office in MosulARA NewsErbil – Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Units on Monday targeted one of the Islamic State's (ISIS) media offices in Mosul City. Supported by an air cover from the US-led coalition, the Iraqi forces were able to take over the pro-ISIS media office east of Mosul ...and more »