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Hundreds flee as Iraqi forces attack last pockets of Daesh resistance in Mosul - Toronto Star;

Hundreds flee as Iraqi forces attack last pockets of Daesh resistance in Mosul - Toronto Star

Toronto StarHundreds flee as Iraqi forces attack last pockets of Daesh resistance in MosulToronto StarThe battles came a day after Iraqi forces made significant gains against the militants when they captured the hugely symbolic al-Nuri Mosque. An error occurred. Try watching this video on www.youtube.com, or enable JavaScript if it is disabled in your ...and more »

Hundreds flee Mosul as Iraqi forces squeeze extremists - ABC News;

Hundreds flee Mosul as Iraqi forces squeeze extremists - ABC News

ABC NewsHundreds flee Mosul as Iraqi forces squeeze extremistsABC NewsCivilians walk in a neighborhood recently retaken by Iraqi security forces during fighting against Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)more +. 0 Shares. Email. Hundreds of civilians fled Mosul's Old ...and more »

Isis has 'fallen' in Iraq and is now hanging on by a thread in its last stronghold - The Independent;

Isis has 'fallen' in Iraq and is now hanging on by a thread in its last stronghold - The Independent

The IndependentIsis has 'fallen' in Iraq and is now hanging on by a thread in its last strongholdThe IndependentOn the same day the Iraqi army retook Mosul's grand mosque and declared Isis' reign in the country to be over, US-backed Kurdish forces managed to cut off all escape lines from Isis' last stronghold - the Syrian city of Raqqa. Isis is now completely ...and more »

Iraq: UN warns against 'collective punishment' of population with alleged ISIL ties - UN News Centre;

Iraq: UN warns against 'collective punishment' of population with alleged ISIL ties - UN News Centre

UN News CentreIraq: UN warns against 'collective punishment' of population with alleged ISIL tiesUN News CentreMany have fled the violence and the ongoing destruction of Mosul as did this women and child, who carry their belongings as they flee fighting between Iraqi security forces and ISIS in the Al-Mamoon neighbourhood, west Mosul, Iraq in March 2017.and more »

The begining of the end - VICE News;

The begining of the end - VICE News

VICE NewsThe begining of the endVICE NewsWest Mosul, Iraq – As Iraqi military recaptured the al-Nuri Mosque Thursday, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi claimed victory in the long fight against ISIS. Retaking the mosque was symbolically important – ISIS used the site to declare a so-called ...and more »

Iraqi forces recapture neighborhood amid advance to clear Mosul of IS militants - Xinhua

Iraqi forces recapture neighborhood amid advance to clear Mosul of IS militantsXinhuaMOSUL, Iraq, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Iraqi government forces battling Islamic State (IS) militants on Friday retook control of a neighborhood as the troops continued their advance to dislodge IS militants from three more areas in the old city in the ...and more »

Iraq: New Abuse, Execution Reports of Men Fleeing Mosul - Human Rights Watch;

Iraq: New Abuse, Execution Reports of Men Fleeing Mosul - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights WatchIraq: New Abuse, Execution Reports of Men Fleeing MosulHuman Rights WatchA member of Iraqi security forces stands on the turret of an armoured vehicle along a highway near west of Mosul, Iraq, June 22, 2017. © 2017 Reuters. (Beirut) – Allegations are emerging of Iraqi forces beating and unlawfully killing men and boys ...and more »

Victory! Iraqi Forces Liberate Historic Mosque, Declare End To ISIS Caliphate - The Daily Caller

Victory! Iraqi Forces Liberate Historic Mosque, Declare End To ISIS CaliphateThe Daily CallerAfter 8 grueling months of urban skirmishes and guerrilla warfare, Iraqi troops have captured the historic 850-year old Grand al-Nuri mosque, a symbolic liberation of the city of Mosul from ISIS caliphate, Reuters reports. The Islamic State's caliphate ...and more »

The fall of Mosul is a defeat for Isis, but it remains a deadly force - The Independent;

The fall of Mosul is a defeat for Isis, but it remains a deadly force - The Independent

The IndependentThe fall of Mosul is a defeat for Isis, but it remains a deadly forceThe IndependentThe movement was written off previously by overconfident adversaries in 2007 and 2011. It survived by lying low and waiting for the circumstances to turn once again in its favour, as with the start of the uprising in Syria. Patrick Cockburn ...and more »

My journey behind the lines of jihad - Telegraph.co.uk;

My journey behind the lines of jihad - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukMy journey behind the lines of jihadTelegraph.co.ukAlmost three years to the day, the secretive leader of what was then a relatively unknown jihadi group stood on the ornate balcony of Mosul's Grand al-Nuri Mosque, and declared the new caliphate of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil ...and more »

Iraqi leader declares end to IS caliphate but fight goes on - New Jersey Herald;

Iraqi leader declares end to IS caliphate but fight goes on - New Jersey Herald

New Jersey HeraldIraqi leader declares end to IS caliphate but fight goes onNew Jersey HeraldAn Iraqi special forces soldier moves towards the frontline near the al-Nuri mosque during fights against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) The Associated Press. Iraqi civilians ...and more »

Islamic State under pressure in Iraqi and Syrian strongholds - Reuters UK;

Islamic State under pressure in Iraqi and Syrian strongholds - Reuters UK

Reuters UKIslamic State under pressure in Iraqi and Syrian strongholdsReuters UKMembers of the Counter Terrorism Service pose for a picture with an Iraqi flag in front of the ruins of Grand al-Nuri Mosque at the Old City in Mosul, Iraq, June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani. 1/12. left. right. The ruined Grand al-Nuri Mosque is ...and more »

Mosul: Iraqi forces take al-Nuri Mosque in final push to seize Old City - CNN;

Mosul: Iraqi forces take al-Nuri Mosque in final push to seize Old City - CNN

CNNMosul: Iraqi forces take al-Nuri Mosque in final push to seize Old CityCNNIrbil, Iraq (CNN) Iraq's military has seized the remains of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri -- where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the ISIS "caliphate" in 2014 -- and is now engaged in fierce street-to-street fighting for the last several hundred meters of ...and more »

Iraqi Security Forces Establish Patrol Base in Mosul [Image 1 of 7] - DVIDS (press release);

Iraqi Security Forces Establish Patrol Base in Mosul [Image 1 of 7] - DVIDS (press release)

DVIDS (press release)Iraqi Security Forces Establish Patrol Base in Mosul [Image 1 of 7]DVIDS (press release)An Iraqi security forces member provides security near a patrol base in Mosul, Iraq, June 22, 2017. A global Coalition of more than 60 regional and international nations have joined together to enable partner forces to defeat ISIS and restore stability ...and more »

Civilians flee as Iraqi forces attack last ISIS redoubt in Mosul - NRT;

Civilians flee as Iraqi forces attack last ISIS redoubt in Mosul - NRT

NRTCivilians flee as Iraqi forces attack last ISIS redoubt in MosulNRTDisplaced Iraqi civilians walk past the ruined Grand al-Nuri Mosque after fleeing from the Old City in Mosul, Iraq, June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani. 8 mins ago. Views 91. Tweet. + -. OLD CITY, MOSUL — U.S.-backed Iraqi forces attacked on Friday ...and more »

IS on the run as 'caliphate' crumbles in Iraq - The Hindu;

IS on the run as 'caliphate' crumbles in Iraq - The Hindu

The HinduIS on the run as 'caliphate' crumbles in IraqThe HinduThe liberation of Mosul would in effect mark the end of the Iraqi half of the Islamic State caliphate even though the hardline group would still control territory west and south of the city. Its capital in Syria, Raqqa, is also besieged by a U.S ...and more »

Mosul victory announcement in 'next few days': General - The Indian Express;

Mosul victory announcement in 'next few days': General - The Indian Express

The Indian ExpressMosul victory announcement in 'next few days': GeneralThe Indian ExpressIraqi forces launched the gruelling battle for Mosul on October 17, advancing to the city and retaking its eastern side before setting their sights on the smaller but more densely populated west. The Islamic State is now confined to a small area of ...and more »

Iraqi forces close in on IS redoubt in Mosul after declaring end of caliphate - Reuters UK;

Iraqi forces close in on IS redoubt in Mosul after declaring end of caliphate - Reuters UK

Reuters UKIraqi forces close in on IS redoubt in Mosul after declaring end of caliphateReuters UKMOSUL, Iraq U.S.-backed Iraqi forces attacked Islamic State's remaining redoubt in Mosul's Old City on Friday, a day after hailing the end of the insurgents' self-declared caliphate with the capture of an historic mosque that symbolised their power ...and more »

Iraqi PM declares the 'end of IS' - The Hindu;

Iraqi PM declares the 'end of IS' - The Hindu

The HinduIraqi PM declares the 'end of IS'The HinduThe Islamic State's “state of falsehood” has come to an end, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Thursday, after his troops captured the wrecked historic mosque of Mosul from where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared himself “Caliph” three years ago.and more »

Report: Islamic State in decline, losing money and territory - UPI.com;

Report: Islamic State in decline, losing money and territory - UPI.com

UPI.comReport: Islamic State in decline, losing money and territoryUPI.comAbu Bakr al-Baghdadi, considered to be a leader of the Islamic State terror group, speaks to supporters. His group has lost a great deal in revenue and territory over the past three years, according to a new analysis. Photo by Islamic State video/EPA ...and more »