Iraqi forces seize Mosul airport from Isis as Syrian rebels take al-Bab - The Guardian

Iraqi army vehicles south of Mosul on Wednesday. The flag reads 'For you Hussein', a reference to the prophet Muhammad's grandson. Photograph: Basel Rasol/EPA. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email; View more sharing optionsand more »

US military will retain core strategy against Isis as Trump mulls escalation - The Guardian

US soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division gather around an artillery at a military base north of Mosul, Iraq, on 14 February, where they are supporting local forces. Photograph: Khalid Al-Mousily/Reuters. Share on Facebook · Share on ...and more »

Iraqi forces face their toughest test in Mosul - The Economist

IRAQ'S prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, had vowed to recapture Mosul from the so-called Islamic State (IS) by the end of 2016. In the weeks leading up to the battle for Iraq's second-largest city, American military commanders echoed him: victory would ...and more »

Mosul offensive: Iraqi forces recapture airport in bid to retake city - BBC News

Iraqi security forces have recaptured Mosul airport, a key part of the government's offensive to drive the so-called Islamic State (IS) from the western half of the city. The operation took four hours. IS continued to fire mortars at the airport from ...and more »

Iraqi security forces storm airport in Isil-held western Mosul -

Iraqi security forces secured most of the Mosul airport in a rapid advance on Thursday that positions them on the doorstep of Islamic State-held west Mosul. Despite earlier predictions of a fierce battle, few Isil fighters remained to defend the ...and more »

Iraqi forces enter IS-held Mosul airport - Middle East Online

Iraqi forces including federal police, Rapid Response unit move in on disused Mosul airport backed by jets, drones. Middle East Online. Forces continue to rain fire on airport despite limited resistance. MOSUL - Iraqi forces on Thursday thrust into ...and more »

Iraqi forces take control of Mosul Airport -

Security forces storm ISIL-held Mosul International Airport as they continue offensive on western half of the city. 23 Feb 2017 21:27 GMT. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time ...and more »

Mosul offensive: Iraqi army seizes key town of Abu Saif - BBC News

Iraqi forces have taken a strategically important town close to western Mosul on the third day of their renewed push against so-called Islamic State (IS). The taking of Abu Saif means troops now have a direct line of sight to the Mosul's airport and ...and more »

Mosul dares to paint colourful future after Isis rule - Financial Times

“Salon for ladies” is the sole description on the door of a small shop in east Mosul. But a picture of a smiling woman makes it stand out along a street where the faces of models on posters are painted over, a legacy of Isis rule in Iraq's second city ...and more »

US-backed offensive pounds Islamic State in western Mosul as civilians flee - Yahoo News

The families cowered in basements, huddling in the dark as war raged overhead between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants fighting for control of the streets of Mosul. Above ground, soldiers from Iraq's Rapid Response division move from house to ...and more »