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The joy and sadness of returning to Mosul - BBC News

I've dreamed of going back to Mosul for so long. The city where I was born and grew up has always occupied a special place in my heart and it's full of happy memories. My Mosul was a city of green and shady streets, with beautiful, old houses ...and more »

Liberating Mosul is one thing – next comes the real challenge for Iraq - The Conversation UK

Simon Mabon does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners. Lancaster University ...and more »

ISIS Second-in-Command Ayad al-Jumaili Killed in Airstrike: Iraqi Military -

BAGHDAD — The ISIS deputy believed to be second-in-command to elusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has purportedly been killed, an Iraqi military spokesman said Saturday. Ayad al-Jumaili died in an airstrike conducted by the Iraqis that targeted a ...and more »

The human shields of Mosul -

In the past few months the Iraqi army, backed by the US military, has intensified its efforts to recapture Mosul from the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (ISIL). Given the urban context, civilians are paying an extremely heavy price. Indeed, as ...and more »

The carnage and crisis of Mosul - The Ferret

“Daesh put its fighters on the top three floors of the hospital while patients were still downstairs…there were even women giving birth,” says Asaat Said. He is in Mosul, speaking to The Ferret outside what remains of one of the Iraqi city's main ...and more »

Bombed in Their Homes, Civilians in Mosul Blame Reckless Coalition Forces - Amnesty International

MOSUL, Iraq — When they heard that there would be airstrikes on their neighborhood in eastern Mosul, Wa'ad Ahmad al-Tai and his family did exactly as they were told. “We followed the instructions of the government, which told us, 'Stay in your homes ...and more »

Trump administration stops disclosing troop deployments in Iraq and Syria - Los Angeles Times

Critics of the move say the public has a right to know about the wars in which the U.S. is engaging. (March 31, 2017) (Sign up for our free video newsletter here Even as the U.S. military takes on a greater role in the warfare ...and more »

Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on protecting civilians ... - EU News

Ensuring that civilians inside Mosul are protected during the conflict is the single most effective life-saving action that can be taken. A few weeks ago I was in Iraq myself, visiting the conflict areas and seeing how our humanitarian aid can best ...and more »

UN chief urges greater solidarity with Mosul displaced - UNHCR

On a visit to Hasansham camp in northern Iraq, Secretary-General António Guterres says the international community needs to step up its response. By Caroline Gluck | 31 March 2017 | Français | عربي. UN Secretary-General António Guterres visits a ...and more »

UN chief appeals for more aid for trapped Mosul residents - Middle East Eye

UN chief Antonio Guterres has appealed for more aid and international solidarity for the people of Mosul, as he visited a camp for Iraqis displaced by fighting between the Islamic State group and Iraqi forces backed by a US-led coalition. "We don't ...and more »