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Iraqi forces slow final advance in Mosul due to Isil's human shields -

Iraqi forces slowed their advance yesterday through the last streets in Mosul controlled by Isil where militants and civilians are packed in densely together, a commander said. While Iraqi commanders predicted final victory in Mosul this week, US ...and more »

ISIS Unleashes Dozens of Female Suicide Bombers in Battle For Mosul - Newsweek

Iraqi soldiers, Mosul Federal police members carry their weapons during a battle with ISIS militants in Mosul, Iraq, March 28. Reuters/Khalid al Mousily. Share. World ISIS Mosul. The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has deployed dozens of female ...and more »

War on ISIS: US-Backed Iraqi Forces Squeeze Fighters in Mosul's Old City -

U.S.-backed forces squeezed ISIS militants holding out in their Iraqi stronghold of Mosul Saturday as more civilians fled the intense fighting. Troops have been battling for months to liberate the ISIS-held city with fighting concentrated in the narrow ...and more »

Mosul population 'traumatized' by conflict, infrastructure badly damaged - Reuters

(This July 6 story has been refiled to remove extraneous material from quote by MSF member, in 13th paragraph.) A tank of the Emergency Response Division fires at Islamic State militant in the old city of Mosul, Iraq July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al ...and more »

ISIS is surrounded in Raqqa - CBS News

July 3, 2017, 6:40 PM | In Iraq Monday, ISIS sent female suicide bombers to attack Iraqi soldiers in Mosul, killing one. It was an act of desperation, with U.S.-backed Iraqi forces close to recapturing the entire city. In Syria, ISIS is surrounded in ...and more »

How ISIS Survives the Fall of Mosul - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. Eight and a half months into the coalition-backed campaign to liberate Mosul, Iraq's second city looks like it is finally on the brink of freedom. After launching ...and more »

10 Iraqi Universities Rebuild In Wake of Islamic State - Al-Fanar Media

Ten Iraqi universities closed their doors as the Islamic State seized swaths of northwestern Iraq three years ago. Their campuses became battlefields. Bombs and mortar shells destroyed many of their buildings. But as the Iraqi-led coalition now ...and more »

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi hails 'big victory' over Islamic State even as fighting continues and civilians ... - South China Morning Post

Iraq's prime minister on Tuesday congratulated his fighters on “the big victory in Mosul” – even as fighting with Islamic State (IS) militants continued in Mosul's Old City neighbourhood where Iraqi forces are about 250 metres from the Tigris River and ...and more »

What happens to Islamic State after Mosul? - The New Arab

Comment: IS looks set for defeat in Mosul, but they don't need to raise the black flag to have an impact, writes James Denselow. Tags: Mosul, Iraq, Islamic State, sectarianism, caliphate. Three years in the making, the final throes of the liberation of ...and more »

The Islamic State's Caliphate Is Finished in Iraq, Abadi Says - Defense One

In a symbolic victory, Iraqi security forces finally took back the ancient mosque where ISIS declared its caliphate back in 2014. Other operations throughout the country are still ongoing. Iraqi special forces carried out a pre-dawn assault on one of ...and more »