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Environment suffers in Battle of Mosul - SciDev.Net

[Baghdad] Experts and officials have warned of the consequences of the ongoing battles in Mosul, reporting catastrophic and severe negative impact on air, water, soil, and the health of the Iraqi people. They said the adverse environmental and health ...and more »

Mosul: Satellite images reveal city damage - BBC News

Satellite images of Mosul have revealed extensive damage to the city's buildings, infrastructure and archaeological sites following more than two years of occupation by so-called Islamic State (IS). The imagery, released by US geopolitical intelligence ...and more »

Battle for Mosul: Shia-led fighters sever key IS cross-border supply route - Middle East Eye

TAL AFAR, Iraq - As black smoke rose from the airport and helicopters circled overhead, a Shia imam in traditional robes walked peacefully through the dust-filled air beside a convoy of tanks and armoured Humvees advancing into Islamic State (IS ...and more »

Talk radio station broadcasts emotional voices of Iraqis trapped by ISIS in Mosul - Washington Post

IRBIL, Iraq — The listeners who call in to Radio Alghad are typical of talk-radio audiences around the world. It's complain, complain. Except the callers to “Radio Tomorrow” are in the Islamic State-controlled city of Mosul, and they don't want to yak ...and more »

One month into Mosul battle, UN and partners 'profoundly concerned' for civilian safety - UN News Centre

In Gogjali, on the eastern fringes of Mosul, a young girl stands by her family's belongings after fleeing the city earlier that morning. They are waiting for the Iraqi military to take them to a camp for internally displaced persons. Photo: UNHCR/Ivor ...and more »

Canadian soldiers destroy explosives-laden vehicles in Iraq - Macleans.ca

Commander of Canadian Special Operations Forces, Major General Mike Rouleau, holds a news conference in Ottawa, Wednesday November 16, 2016 to give an update on Canada's ongoing strategy to counter Daesh in Iraq. (Fred Chartrand/CP). OTTAWA – Canadian ...and more »

Iraqi firefighters battle to tame Islamic State oil well blazes - Middle East Eye

Clad in red helmets and surgical masks, the firefighters emerged exhausted from the massive column of smoke streaming almost incessantly out of an oil well in northern Iraq, writes Maya Gebeily. They struggled since early morning to pump water into the ...and more »

Stabilizing Iraq With and Without the Islamic State - War on the Rocks

The military campaign to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has generated much-needed attention to “day-after” scenarios. This includes security arrangements for Mosul city and governance structures that address ...and more »

To Mosul and back: Sunni Arabs seek place in a shifting Iraq - Reuters

NEAR BASHIQA, Iraq (Reuters) - When Kurdish forces began rounding up his relatives and friends, 23-year-old Iraqi Omar Abdallah fled with his pregnant wife and four brothers to Mosul. At the time, life under Islamic State seemed preferable for the ...and more »

Iraqi troops are expanding their foothold in Mosul as ISIS pledges more suicide attacks - Business Insider

Iraqi special forces soldiers fire a mortar round at Islamic State fighters positions in Tahrir neighborhood of Mosul Thomson Reuters MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi troops expanded their foothold on the eastern side of Islamic State's ...and more »