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Three years after declaring a 'caliphate,' ISIS is failing - PRI;

Three years after declaring a 'caliphate,' ISIS is failing - PRI

PRIThree years after declaring a 'caliphate,' ISIS is failingPRIA fighter of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fires an anti-aircraft weapon from Tel Tawil village in the direction of Islamic State fighters positioned in the countryside of the town of Tel Tamr in 2015. Credit: Rodi Said/Reuters. Iraq will ...and more »

Life after liberation: West Point report shows ISIS danger remains in Syria, Iraq - RT;

Life after liberation: West Point report shows ISIS danger remains in Syria, Iraq - RT

RTLife after liberation: West Point report shows ISIS danger remains in Syria, IraqRTIslamic State militants continue to haunt cities in Iraq and Syria officially liberated from their control, while the devastation caused by the fighting poses challenges for restoring basic services, says a new study from the US Military Academy ...and more »

Spotlight: Conflict of interests hinders efforts to defeat IS in Syria - Xinhua;

Spotlight: Conflict of interests hinders efforts to defeat IS in Syria - Xinhua

XinhuaSpotlight: Conflict of interests hinders efforts to defeat IS in SyriaXinhuaA Kurdish fighter from the People's Protection Units (YPG) fires heavy machine-gun at Islamic State militants in Raqqa, Syria June 21, 2017. (Reuters photo). DAMASCUS, June 30 (Xinhua) -- The defeat of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq will surely empower ...and more »

ISIS retakes district in Raqqa amid fierce clashes - The Straits Times;

ISIS retakes district in Raqqa amid fierce clashes - The Straits Times

The Straits TimesISIS retakes district in Raqqa amid fierce clashesThe Straits TimesMembers of the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service at the destroyed Al-Nuri Mosque in the Old City of Mosul. They are continuing their offensive to retake the city from ISIS militants. The terror group blew up the mosque and the famed Al-Hadba leaning ...and more »

IS comes under pressure in Iraqi, Syrian strongholds - Gulf Times;

IS comes under pressure in Iraqi, Syrian strongholds - Gulf Times

Gulf TimesIS comes under pressure in Iraqi, Syrian strongholdsGulf TimesA member of the Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) seated on the top of an advancing humvee raises the victory gesture while advancing in the Old City of Mosul yesterday. Text Size: A A A. Reuters/Mosul/Raqqa. US-backed Iraqi forces pressed Islamic State ...and more »

Iraqi forces close in on Daesh redoubt in Mosul - Arab News;

Iraqi forces close in on Daesh redoubt in Mosul - Arab News

Arab NewsIraqi forces close in on Daesh redoubt in MosulArab NewsA member of the Iraqi Army's 9th Armoured Division gives water to a girl that fled her home due to fighting in Mosul. (Reuters). MOSUL, Iraq: US-backed Iraqi forces attacked Daesh's remaining redoubt in Mosul's Old City on Friday, a day after hailing ...and more »

Iraqi forces chasing Daesh terrorists in Mosul - gulfnews.com;

Iraqi forces chasing Daesh terrorists in Mosul - gulfnews.com

gulfnews.comIraqi forces chasing Daesh terrorists in Mosulgulfnews.comSmoke billows in the background behind the destroyed Al-Nuri Mosque in the Old City of Mosul, after the area was retaken from Daesh. Published: 18:39 June 30, 2017 Gulf News. Reuters. SMALL; MEDIUM; LARGE. MOSUL: US-backed Iraqi forces attacked ...and more »

ISIS Oil Revenue Tanks: Down 85% – Study - Oil & Gas 360;

ISIS Oil Revenue Tanks: Down 85% – Study - Oil & Gas 360

Oil & Gas 360ISIS Oil Revenue Tanks: Down 85% – StudyOil & Gas 360Three years after Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the 'Caliphate', the terrorist group known for its extreme brutality has lost more than 60 percent of its territory and 80 percent of its revenue, according to new analysis released ...and more »

Iraqi forces take landmark mosque - Ravenna Record Courier

Iraqi forces take landmark mosqueRavenna Record Courier1 of 2 Photos | An Iraqi special forces soldier moves towards the frontline near the al-Nuri mosque during fights against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday. (AP photo). MOSUL, Iraq -- Iraqi forces on Thursday captured ...and more »

Iraq shouldn't count out the Islamic State caliphate just yet - Washington Examiner;

Iraq shouldn't count out the Islamic State caliphate just yet - Washington Examiner

Washington ExaminerIraq shouldn't count out the Islamic State caliphate just yetWashington ExaminerOn Thursday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared effective victory over the Islamic State caliphate. Abadi tweeted, "We are seeing the end of the fake Daesh [Islamic State], the liberation of Mosul proves that. We will not relent, our brave ...and more »

Iraq predicts end of 'caliphate' as Mosul mosque is retaken - Buenos Aires Herald;

Iraq predicts end of 'caliphate' as Mosul mosque is retaken - Buenos Aires Herald

Buenos Aires HeraldIraq predicts end of 'caliphate' as Mosul mosque is retakenBuenos Aires HeraldAn armoured fighting vehicle of the Counter Terrorism Service manouevres at a position of the Iraqi forces in the Old City in Mosul, Iraq. Islamic State reaching 'an end' says prime minister as battle over key city reaches denouement. Iraq declared ...and more »

Iran says return of peace to Middle East possible - Trend News Agency

Iran says return of peace to Middle East possibleTrend News AgencyIranian President Hassan Rouhani hailed liberation of Mosul and said that by continuing the ongoing approach in fighting terrorism, return of peace and stability to Middle East is quite possible, IRNA reported. He made the remarks in his congratulation ...and more »

Iraq's Dilemma: Who Will Lead the Next Big Fight Against ISIS? - Iraq Oil Report

Iraq's Dilemma: Who Will Lead the Next Big Fight Against ISIS?Iraq Oil ReportA political dispute threatens to complicate Iraq's next big battle against Islamic State as the extremists face imminent defeat in Mosul: Both the U.S.-backed Iraqi military and Shiite militias supported by Iran want to spearhead the fight. Click here ...and more »

Iraqi forces close in on IS redoubt in Mosul after declaring end of caliphate - Iraq Oil Report

Iraqi forces close in on IS redoubt in Mosul after declaring end of caliphateIraq Oil ReportU.S.-backed Iraqi forces attacked Islamic State's remaining redoubt in Mosul's Old City on Friday, a day after hailing the end of the insurgents' self-declared caliphate with the capture of an historic mosque that symbolized their power. Dozens of ...and more »

Hundreds flee Mosul as Iraqi forces squeeze extremists - The Spokesman-Review;

Hundreds flee Mosul as Iraqi forces squeeze extremists - The Spokesman-Review

The Spokesman-ReviewHundreds flee Mosul as Iraqi forces squeeze extremistsThe Spokesman-ReviewMOSUL, Iraq – Hundreds of civilians fled Mosul's Old City on Friday as Iraqi forces slowly squeezed the last pockets of Islamic State resistance, and the U.N. warned that the “intense and concentrated” fighting put innocent lives in even greater danger.and more »

ISIS is not Finished, Prepare for New Conflict - CBN News;

ISIS is not Finished, Prepare for New Conflict - CBN News

CBN NewsISIS is not Finished, Prepare for New ConflictCBN NewsA day after a top Iraqi general declared "their fictitious state" had fallen, experts are warning ISIS could still pose a significant security threat in Syria, Iraq and the broader Middle East. New CTC report release-The Fight Goes On: IS's continuing ...and more »

Gunfire cuts short celebrations at recaptured Mosul mosque - Yahoo Singapore News

Gunfire cuts short celebrations at recaptured Mosul mosqueYahoo Singapore NewsIraqi soldiers snap victorious "selfies" and pose with a captured Islamic State group flag at the Mosul mosque where jihadist chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi once spoke. "Where is Baghdadi?" they say, taunting the absent jihadist leader at the site of his ...and more »

Fight against ISIS 'far from over' despite terrorist group's loss of Mosul - USA TODAY;

Fight against ISIS 'far from over' despite terrorist group's loss of Mosul - USA TODAY

USA TODAYFight against ISIS 'far from over' despite terrorist group's loss of MosulUSA TODAYThe Islamic State remains a formidable global threat and still clings to large swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria despite the group's imminent loss of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city. “This fight is far from over,” said Jennifer Cafarella, an ...and more »

Inside the ISIS drone factory: Seized Mosul warehouse reveals the jihadis' crude reconnaissance planes and deadly ... - Daily Mail;

Inside the ISIS drone factory: Seized Mosul warehouse reveals the jihadis' crude reconnaissance planes and deadly ... - Daily Mail

Daily MailInside the ISIS drone factory: Seized Mosul warehouse reveals the jihadis' crude reconnaissance planes and deadly ...Daily MailWooden propellers lie on a stripped-down drone, among tyres and gas canisters. Elsewhere, a four-wheeled contraption stands silent, preparing for its deadly mission. As the battle for Mosul rages on, Iraqi forces recently discovered this ISIS factory ...and more »

Children still trapped in Mosul in dire need of protection – UNICEF - RT;

Children still trapped in Mosul in dire need of protection – UNICEF - RT

RTChildren still trapped in Mosul in dire need of protection – UNICEFRTThe devastation in western Mosul is extreme, the people have been damaged, says Peter Hawkins of the UNICEF mission in Iraq. The psycho-social care of children of the Iraqi city has to be our paramount concern, he added. TrendsIraq carnage, Islamic ...and more »