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Here"s a look into how ISIS is preparing for Mosul"s liberation

REUTERS/Youssef BoudlalIraqi government forces are closing in on the historic Grand Mosque in Mosul, close to the heart of the old city, which remains in the grasp of Islamic State (I.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 20th, 2017

Is this what "liberation" looks like? US airstrikes have devastated Mosul

ISIS may be on its way out, but the Iraqi city has a long road ahead.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardJul 26th, 2017

Iraqis are about to celebrate the liberation of Mosul — blocks away from ISIS" final battles

Thomson ReutersMOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqis prepared on Sunday to celeb.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytJul 2nd, 2017

ISIS is using "filthy tactics" to snare starving civilians in Mosul for the terror group"s last stand

Thomson Reuters Baghdad (AFP) - Jihadists preparing for a desperate last stand in Mosul are booby-trapping homes with civilians inside and welding doors shut on starving families to prevent the population f.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 11th, 2017

Bloodied by ISIS snipers, Iraqi forces prepare to deploy "new techniques" in fight for Mosul

Thomson ReutersMOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces are preparing a fresh push against Islamic State.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 24th, 2017

Liberation of ISIS-Held Mosul ‘Possible’ Before Trump Takes Office, Says Pentagon Chief

As Iraqi forces supported by the U.S.-led coalition continue their bid to recapture the northern city of Mosul, action that’s now in its seventh week, Pentagon chief Ash Carter said on Monday that it is possible they would liberate the city before U.S. .....»»

Category: topSource: newsweekDec 5th, 2016

Iraqi commander: "The true liberation" of Mosul from ISIS has begun

Thomson ReutersBaghdad (AFP) - The commander of Iraq's elite Counter-Terrorism Service said Tuesday that, with his forces at the edge of jihadist-held Mosul, the "true liberation" of the city had begun. Iraqi forces launched a massive operation aimed at r.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 1st, 2016

U.S., Allies Discuss Next Moves Against ISIS

Coalition is preparing to launch invasion of Raqqa before Mosul operation is done, U.S. defense secretary said, signalling urgency to stop militants from regrouping.....»»

Category: topSource: wsjOct 25th, 2016

U.N. Preparing to Receive 150,000 Displaced by Mosul Battle

The United Nations refugee agency is anticipating a humanitarian crisis in northern Iraq and is making plans to shelter 150,000 civilians fleeing Mosul as U.S.-backed forces continue their bid to oust the Islamic State militant group (ISIS). U.N. High Co.....»»

Category: topSource: newsweekOct 24th, 2016

Is ISIS Leader Still Alive? Baghdadi Spotted In Syrian Town Before Liberation, Hezbollah Says

Russia said it killed the top militant in May but the Lebanese group has challenged the claim......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekNov 10th, 2017

ISIS executed 741 civilians during Mosul battle: UN

More than 800,000 people were displaced by the fighting, the report said.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardNov 2nd, 2017

Drone footage shows total devastation in Raqqa after its liberation from ISIS

Erik de Castro/Reuters Drone footage shows the bombed-out city of Raqqa, Syria on the cusp of.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 18th, 2017

US-Backed Forces Declare Victory Over ISIS In Raqqa

After a US-backed coalition of Kurds, Shiite militias and Iraqi forces pushed ISIS out of Mosul earlier this year, a similar coalition of US-b.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 17th, 2017

ISIS"s Military Capital Breached by Syrian Regime Forces, Russia Kills 60 "Foreign Mercenaries"

Regime forces breached the eastern Syrian town of Mayadeen Friday, one of the Islamic State group's last bastions after losing Mosul in Iraq......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekOct 7th, 2017

ISIS releases recording said to be of its leader

Mr. Baghdadi praised his foot soldiers for waging a tenacious battle in Mosul.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardSep 29th, 2017

Iraqi forces are going after the last ISIS holdouts in Iraq — here"s what they"re up against

Thomson Reuters The formal end of the fight against ISIS in Mosul in July was heralded as a triumph, wresting Iraq's second-biggest city away from the terrorist gr.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 26th, 2017

Russia Blames U.S. After ISIS Murders Top Moscow General in Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry said late Sunday that Lt. Gen. Valery Asapov "was at a command post of Syrian troops, assisting the Syrian commanders in the operation for the liberation of the city of Deir Ezzor.".....»»

Category: topSource: newsweekSep 25th, 2017

"Game Over" for ISIS in Raqqa as U.S.-Backed Forces Near Liberation of Caliphate Capital

A monitoring group says an Arab-Kurdish coalition has almost taken the whole city......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekSep 20th, 2017

Hundreds of ISIS Women Are Being Held in an Iraqi Prison

Iraq has separated female foreign fighters and detained them at a facility near Mosul......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekSep 14th, 2017

In First, ISIS Member From Russia Sentenced to Death by Hanging in Iraq

The ruling could set a precedent for other foreign fighters caught in the operation to retake Mosul......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekSep 13th, 2017

Hezbollah Declares "Second Liberation Day" After Lebanon Defeats ISIS With Help From Syria

Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah declared August 28 to be Lebanon's greatest victory since expelling Israel in 2000, and thanked Syria for its support......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekAug 28th, 2017