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Iraqi general sees easy victory over exhausted IS fighters in Tal...

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A senior Iraqi general predicted a relatively easy victory for his forces in the upcoming battle for the Islamic State haven of...

Booby-traps plague north Iraq as Islamic State targets returning civilians

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As people return home to Mosul and other areas of northern Iraq freed from Islamic State, homemade bombs and explosives laid on...

After Mosul, Islamic State digs in for guerrilla warfare

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Islamic State militants began reinventing themselves months before U.S.-backed Iraqi forces ended their three-year reign of terror in Mosul, putting aside the...

Still pockets of IS resistance in Mosul Old City

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Iraqi forces still face pockets of resistance from Islamic State in Mosul's Old City four days after the prime minister declared victory....

Tough road ahead, even as Islamic State grip on Mosul and...

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With Islamic State all but ejected from one if its former capitals and surrounded in the other, members of a 72-nation coalition...

Iraq strikes Islamic State in Mosul days after declaring victory

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Iraqi forces clashed with Islamic State fighters holding out in Mosul's Old City on Wednesday, more than 36 hours after Prime Minister...

Old City bears the brunt of Islamic State’s last stand in...

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Piles of concrete and metal rubble reach up to the second storey of surrounding buildings in parts of the historic quarter where...

Iraqi Prime Minister congratulates armed forces for Mosul ‘victory’

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul on Sunday and congratulated the armed forces for their "victory" over Islamic State after...

Desperate stand by Islamic State in Mosul

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Islamic State fighters holding out in Mosul on a strip of land along the Tigris River are increasingly using suicide bombers in...

Islamic State fights fiercely in shrinking Iraqi and Syrian strongholds

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Western-backed forces edged into the final redoubts of the two capitals of Islamic State's self-declared caliphate in Iraq and Syria on Tuesday,...

Iraqis prepare to celebrate Mosul victory blocks away from raging battles

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Iraqis prepared on Sunday to celebrate an expected victory over Islamic State in Mosul, just blocks away from battles raging in the...

Capture of Mosul mosque signal end of caliphate

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After eight months of grinding urban warfare, Iraqi government troops captured the ruined mosque at the heart of Islamic State's de facto...

Mosul battle to end in days as troops advance in Old...

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The battle to take full control of Mosul from Islamic State will be over in a few days and an attempted fight-back...

Shock and anger in Mosul after Islamic State destroys historic mosque

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"When I looked out of the window and saw the minaret was no longer there, I felt a part of me had...

Iraqi forces advance on Mosul mosque where IS declared caliphate

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U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Wednesday began a push towards the mosque in Mosul where Islamic State declared a self-styled caliphate three years...

Iraqi forces storm Islamic State-held Old City of Mosul

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Iraqi forces began storming the Islamic State-held Old City of Mosul on Sunday, in an assault they hope will be the last...

Rough justice in Iraq – one man’s path to mass execution...

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The killers made no attempt to hide the bodies of the 15 men they shot dead by the side of a road...

Iraqi forces take one of four districts in Mosul’s IS-held enclave

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U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Friday captured one of the four districts making up the Islamic State-held enclave in Mosul, a military statement...

Iraqi forces launch operation to seize last Islamic State enclave in...

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Iraqi armed forces launched an operation on Saturday to capture the last Islamic State-held enclave in Mosul, according to a military statement. The...

Iraq says battle for Mosul nearly won as forces close in...

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Iraqi forces have dislodged Islamic State from all but 12 square km of Mosul, a military spokesman said on Tuesday, after planes...

Iraqi forces attack Islamic State in Mosul as battle approaches endgame

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U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pushed deeper into the last pocket of Mosul controlled by Islamic State militants on Sunday as the battle for...

Families pour out of Mosul as Iraqi troops push into last...

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Thousands more people are fleeing Mosul every day since Iraqi troops began their push into the last Islamic State-held areas of the...

Iraqi forces chip away at IS-held parts of Mosul

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Fly-blown corpses of Islamic State militants (IS) litter the streets of a district in Mosul as US-backed Iraqi forces chip away at...

Iraqi forces gain foothold in northwest Mosul after surprise new push

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Iraqi forces pushed further into Mosul from the north on the second day of a new push to speed up the nearly...

Mosul offensive gains fresh momentum as army attacks IS from northwest

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The U.S.-backed Iraqi offensive to take back Mosul from Islamic State gained fresh momentum on Thursday, with an armoured division trying to...

Iraqi commander says to complete capture of Mosul in May

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An Iraqi commander expects to dislodge Islamic State from Mosul in May despite resistance from militants in the densely populated Old City...

Resentment festers in Mosul: just ask Saddam Hussein

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If you want to hear the resentment people of Mosul feel now that Iraqi forces have driven Islamic State out of most...

Iraqi forces fight door-to-door in Mosul as battles enters seventh month

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Iraqi forces gained fresh ground in door-to-door fighting in the Old City of Mosul, a military spokesman said on Monday, as the...

U.S. general sees progress by Iraqi forces in Mosul despite complicated...

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Iraqi forces are making progress in their offensive to expel Islamic State from Mosul but face a "very complicated" urban battle as...

Two Iraqi pilots killed when helicopter shot down over Mosul by...

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Two Iraqi army pilots were killed on Thursday when their helicopter was shot down over the city of Mosul by Islamic State,...

Mosul battle reaching final stages

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the government offensive to recapture the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants was in its...

Iraqi general says 30 percent of west Mosul recaptured from Islamic...

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Iraqi forces have retaken around 30 percent of west Mosul from Islamic State militants, a commander of the elite Counter Terrorism Service...

Tunnels under ancient Mosul mosque show Islamic State’s focus on loot

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Extensive excavations by Islamic State militants under Mosul's ancient Mosque of Jonah show they took care to preserve artifacts for loot, a...

Iraq security forces take Mosul’s main government complex, museum building

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Elite Iraqi security forces dislodged Islamic State militants from the main government buildings in Mosul on Tuesday, their last major city stronghold...

Iraqi army controls main roads out of Mosul, trapping Islamic State

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U.S.-backed Iraqi army units on Wednesday took control of the last major road out of western Mosul that had been in Islamic...

Mosul caught in ‘strange and terrifying’ battle as IS foreign soldiers...

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The families cowered in basements, huddling in the dark as war raged overhead between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants fighting for...

Iraqi forces push into first districts of western Mosul

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U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces advanced deeper into the western half of Mosul on Friday one day after launching attacks on several fronts...

Iraq launches offensive on last Islamic State stronghold in Mosul

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U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Sunday launched a ground offensive to dislodge Islamic State militants from the western part of the city of...

Islamic State readies for close combat in alleyways of west Mosul

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Islamic State militants are developing a network of passageways and tunnels in the narrow alleys of west Mosul that will enable them...

Fear in interrogation room, death in the street: Iraq roots out...

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The boy's fear was palpable as Iraqi soldiers brought him blindfolded before an intelligence officer in a house on the northern edge...

Rowboats and missiles in war of attrition on Iraq front line

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Iraqi rapid response forces take up positions on the roof of a house as their Islamic State enemies plot their next move...

Iraqi forces claim recapture of eastern Mosul after 100 days of...

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Iraqi officials said on Monday government forces had taken complete control of eastern Mosul, 100 days after the start of their U.S.-backed...

As caliphate crumbles, Islamic State lashes out in Iraq

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Two days after Iraqi forces launched a new push against Islamic State in Mosul, bomb blasts ripped through a marketplace in central...

Iraqi forces push Islamic State further back in Mosul

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Iraqi special forces pushed deeper into Islamic State-held districts in eastern Mosul and army units fought the insurgents inside a military base...

Iraqi forces reach second Mosul bridge

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Iraqi Special Forces pushed forward to reach a second bridge linking eastern Mosul to the city's west, still controlled by Islamic State,...

Iraqi forces push further into north-east Mosul

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Iraqi forces made new advances against Islamic State in east Mosul and fought militants in areas near the Tigris River on Wednesday,...

Iraq special forces advance in east Mosul, close to linking with...

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Iraqi special forces made further advances against Islamic State in Mosul on Monday, pushing militants from another eastern district and edging closer...

Iraqi forces reach Tigris in Mosul as suicide bombs hit Baghdad

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Iraqi special forces battling Islamic State reached the eastern bank of the Tigris river in Mosul on Sunday for the first time...

Iraqi general says 70 percent of east Mosul retaken from Islamic...

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Iraqi forces have retaken around 70 percent of eastern Mosul from Islamic State militants and expect to reach the river bisecting the...

Thousands of Iraqis flee Mosul as military advances

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More than 2,000 Iraqis a day are fleeing Mosul, several hundred more each day than before US-led coalition forces began a new...