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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 »

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 »

Islamic State fights fiercely in shrinking Iraqi and Syrian strongholds - Reuters

MOSUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Western-backed forces edged into the final redoubts of the two capitals of Islamic State's self-declared caliphate in Iraq and Syria on Tuesday, hampered by fierce resistance from the militants and the presence of human shields ...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 »

Basic infrastructure repair in Mosul will cost over $1 billion: UN - Reuters

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Mosul's basic infrastructure will cost more than $1 billion to repair after the U.S.-backed Iraqi offensive to retake the city from Islamic State, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday. Civilians receive aid packages from Shi ...and more »

Where is 'Islamic State' leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? - BBC News

Three years ago, video emerged of the leader of so-called Islamic State (IS), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, commanding allegiance in a sermon at the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul. The Iraqi city had been freshly captured by the jihadist group and a ...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 »

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 »

At Least 15 Dead as ISIS Unleashes Female Suicide Bombers in Mosul - Haaretz

The Islamic State is striking back as Iraqi forces are on the cusp of full victory in Mosul, sending women suicide bombers to target soldiers as the battle for the country's second-largest city nears its end. At least 15 people were killed in the ...and more »

ISIS is on the brink of defeat in Mosul, but a humanitarian crisis looms - ABC News

ISIS faces defeat in Mosul in northern Iraq, but a growing humanitarian crisis looms for survivors of the battle between the occupying terrorist group and members of Iraq's special forces. Interested in Iraq? Add Iraq as an interest to stay up to date ...and more »