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Middle East HRW calls for Shia militia ban from Mosul offensive - Kurdistan24;

Middle East HRW calls for Shia militia ban from Mosul offensive - Kurdistan24

Kurdistan24Middle East HRW calls for Shia militia ban from Mosul offensiveKurdistan24Iraqi militiamen from Hashd al-Shaabi supporting the Iraqi government forces guard a position during an offensive to retake Anbar's provincial capital, Ramadi, July 15, 2015. (Photo: AFP). Tag : Iraq Mosul ISIS ISIL. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region ...and more »

The al-Qaeda playbook has lessons for the US in the war against Islamic State - The Sydney Morning Herald;

The al-Qaeda playbook has lessons for the US in the war against Islamic State - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning HeraldThe al-Qaeda playbook has lessons for the US in the war against Islamic StateThe Sydney Morning HeraldOsama bin Laden thought it was a really bad idea for a bunch of terrorists to try to set up their own state, or, more ambitious yet, a caliphate. The group now known as Islamic State or Daesh was among his followers and they sought his advice as the ...and more »

HRW: Iraq should keep abusive militias out of Mosul campaign - JURIST;

HRW: Iraq should keep abusive militias out of Mosul campaign - JURIST

JURISTHRW: Iraq should keep abusive militias out of Mosul campaignJURIST[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Sunday urged Iraqi military commanders to prevent historically abusive militias from participating in the campaign to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS). Last March the Iraqi ...and more »

Fighting rages outside Mosul in advance of offensive - The Boston Globe;

Fighting rages outside Mosul in advance of offensive - The Boston Globe

The Boston GlobeFighting rages outside Mosul in advance of offensiveThe Boston GlobeBAGHDAD — The Iraqi military operation to retake Mosul is probably months away, but fierce fighting already has been raging as government forces try to clear the militants from villages and towns south of the city. The Mosul operation promises to be ...and more »

Iraqi forces eye Shirqat, one of the last steps before Mosul - The Daily Star;

Iraqi forces eye Shirqat, one of the last steps before Mosul - The Daily Star

The Daily StarIraqi forces eye Shirqat, one of the last steps before MosulThe Daily StarA displaced woman, who fled from Al-Shirqat, due to Islamic State violence, holds her child on the outskirts of Al-Shirqat, south of Mosul, Iraq, July 30, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer. RSS; Follow; Email; Print; Share. Fadhil al-Samarraie| Reuters. you've ...and more »

Iraqi Security Forces Will US Combined Arms Maneuver to Attack ISIS in Mosul - Scout;

Iraqi Security Forces Will US Combined Arms Maneuver to Attack ISIS in Mosul - Scout

ScoutIraqi Security Forces Will US Combined Arms Maneuver to Attack ISIS in MosulScoutCommanders of the war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria are planning to depart from using purely counterinsurgency techniques and instead use a range of combat techniques in the upcoming attack upon Mosul - to include Iraqi Security Forces' use of ...and more »

Calm Before Storm as Counter-ISIL Coalition Plans Mosul Offensive - Department of Defense;

Calm Before Storm as Counter-ISIL Coalition Plans Mosul Offensive - Department of Defense

Department of DefenseCalm Before Storm as Counter-ISIL Coalition Plans Mosul OffensiveDepartment of DefensePeshmerga soldiers prepare for an anticipated attack along simulated front lines during training at the Manila Training Center in northern Iraq, July 26, 2016. Training included day and night defensive operations, movement to contact, and assaults on ...and more »

Ban militias with abuse records from Mosul fight: HRW - Aljazeera.com;

Ban militias with abuse records from Mosul fight: HRW - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.comBan militias with abuse records from Mosul fight: HRWAljazeera.comHuman Rights Watch says Shia and Kurdish militia accused of abuse should stay away from battle for key Iraqi city. 31 Jul 2016 10:26 GMT. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social.and more »

ISIS jihadi cowards flee Mosul as Iraqi forces crush death cult - Daily Star;

ISIS jihadi cowards flee Mosul as Iraqi forces crush death cult - Daily Star

Daily StarISIS jihadi cowards flee Mosul as Iraqi forces crush death cultDaily StarHUMILIATED ISIS jihadis are running away from their former stronghold of Mosul towards Syria ahead of an assault on the city by Iraqi forces, a minister has claimed. 0. By Charlie Peat / Published 31st July 2016. ISIS REUTERS/NC. COWARDS: ISIS jihadis ...and more »

Isil leaders begin to flee Mosul as US-backed Iraqi army closes in on jihadists' biggest stronghold - Telegraph.co.uk;

Isil leaders begin to flee Mosul as US-backed Iraqi army closes in on jihadists' biggest stronghold - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukIsil leaders begin to flee Mosul as US-backed Iraqi army closes in on jihadists' biggest strongholdTelegraph.co.ukIslamic State leaders have started to flee the Iraqi city of Mosul, as US-backed Iraqi and Kurdish forces close in on the jihadists' largest stronghold. Khaled al-Obeidi, the country's defence minister, said he had intelligence that senior figures in ...and more »

Sniper foils suicide bomber: SAS hero saves hundreds of lives with one shot - Daily Star;

Sniper foils suicide bomber: SAS hero saves hundreds of lives with one shot - Daily Star

Daily StarSniper foils suicide bomber: SAS hero saves hundreds of lives with one shotDaily StarAN SAS sniper saved hundreds of lives by shooting dead a bomber in a suicide vest. 0. By Patrick Williams, Exclusive / Published 31st July 2016. Sniper ALAMY. DEADLY: The sniper used a soft-nosed bullet to wipe out the terrorists. The elite shooter ...and more »

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Runs Training Camp to Play a Part in Mosul Liberation Campaign - Asharq Al-awsat English;

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Runs Training Camp to Play a Part in Mosul Liberation Campaign - Asharq Al-awsat English

Asharq Al-awsat EnglishIran's Revolutionary Guard Runs Training Camp to Play a Part in Mosul Liberation CampaignAsharq Al-awsat EnglishYazidi Kurdish women chant slogans during a protest against ISIS in Dohuk, northern Iraq, Aug. 3, 2015. Photo by Seivan M. Salim/AP. Notre Dame Hammer Attacker Shot after Attacking Police - Italian of Moroccan Descent Named as Third London Terror ...and more »

Many ISIS leaders in Iraq's Mosul fleeing to Syria - Al-Arabiya;

Many ISIS leaders in Iraq's Mosul fleeing to Syria - Al-Arabiya

Al-ArabiyaMany ISIS leaders in Iraq's Mosul fleeing to SyriaAl-ArabiyaIraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters fire an anti-tank cannon on the front line near Hasan Sham village, some 45 kilometers east of the city of Mosul, during an operation aimed at retaking areas from the ISIS on May 29, 2016. (Reuters). Reuters, Baghdad ...and more »

Iraq: Ban Abusive Militias from Mosul Operation - Human Rights Watch;

Iraq: Ban Abusive Militias from Mosul Operation - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights WatchIraq: Ban Abusive Militias from Mosul OperationHuman Rights Watch(Beirut) – Iraqi military commanders should prevent militias with records of serious abuses from taking part in planned military operations for the city of Mosul. The government's obligation to take all possible measures to protect civilians and ensure ...and more »

ISIS Leaders Fleeing Mosul Ahead of US-Backed Offensive - Newsweek;

ISIS Leaders Fleeing Mosul Ahead of US-Backed Offensive - Newsweek

NewsweekISIS Leaders Fleeing Mosul Ahead of US-Backed OffensiveNewsweek07_30_mosul_01 Iraqi soldiers fire a rocket toward Islamic State militants on the outskirts of the Makhmour south of Mosul, Iraq, in March. Reuters. World Syria Iraq Islamic State. Many Islamic State militant group (ISIS) leaders have fled Mosul with ...and more »

Peshmerga help families flee from IS - Deutsche Welle;

Peshmerga help families flee from IS - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WellePeshmerga help families flee from ISDeutsche WelleCivilians who are fleeing from the "Islamic State" group near Mosul in Iraq are actively helped by Kurdish peshmerga forces during their escape. Judit Neurink reports from Bashiqa. Peshmerga und IS in Mosul. The frontline at Bashiqa Mountain recently ...and more »

Sectarian rhetoric rises in preparation for Mosul - Rudaw;

Sectarian rhetoric rises in preparation for Mosul - Rudaw

RudawSectarian rhetoric rises in preparation for MosulRudawERBIL, Kurdistan Region – A prominent Shiite leader declared that no force could prevent them from participating in an anticipated battle for Mosul. He also accused Sunnis of refusing allow Kurdish forces from joining the offensive against the Islamic ...and more »

Defeating Islamic State: On the frontline with the Peshmerga - Jerusalem Post Israel News;

Defeating Islamic State: On the frontline with the Peshmerga - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Jerusalem Post Israel NewsDefeating Islamic State: On the frontline with the PeshmergaJerusalem Post Israel NewsItaly, Germany and UK are leaders in training Peshmerga forces to root out Islamic State in Iraq. Share on facebook. Share on twitter. Kurdistan Training Cooperation Center. A German trainer with the Kurdistan Training Cooperation Center speaks with a ...and more »

ISIS executes 20 civilians in Mosul on charges of treason - Ahlul Bayt News Agency (press release);

ISIS executes 20 civilians in Mosul on charges of treason - Ahlul Bayt News Agency (press release)

Ahlul Bayt News Agency (press release)ISIS executes 20 civilians in Mosul on charges of treasonAhlul Bayt News Agency (press release)July 30, 2016 - 1:52 PM News Code : 768882 Source : Agencies Link: The radical group of ISIS on Friday executed 20 people in Mosul city of Iraq's northwestern Nineveh province, claiming they've been conspiring against the so-called Caliphate, activists ...and more »

Iraqi Army: We do not need coalition combat forces - Rudaw;

Iraqi Army: We do not need coalition combat forces - Rudaw

RudawIraqi Army: We do not need coalition combat forcesRudawERBIL, Kurdistan Region--The Iraqi joint operation command denied that coalition forces took part in installing a bridge over the Tigris River near Qayara and claimed that they do not need coalition combat forces for the liberation of Mosul. “The Iraqi ...and more »