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Islamic State made weapons in Mosul up to military standards, report...

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Islamic State militants have been producing weapons on a scale and sophistication which matches national military forces and have standardised production across...

Iraq says it destroys Mosul car bomb factories

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Iraqi forces captured a neighbourhood in east Mosul on Friday, pushing deeper to the heart of Islamic State's Iraq stronghold and destroying...

Iraqi troops pull out from Mosul hospital after fierce battle

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Iraqi troops who briefly seized a Mosul hospital believed to be used as an Islamic State base were forced to withdraw from...

How Iran closed the Mosul ‘horseshoe’ and changed Iraq war

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In the early days of the assault on Islamic State in Mosul, Iran successfully pressed Iraq to change its battle plan and...

Iraqi army launches fresh assault on Mosul centre

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Iraqi army units surged towards the centre of Mosul on Tuesday in an attack from the city's south-eastern edges that could give...

Islamic State strikes back to slow Iraqi forces in Mosul

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Islamic State fighters retreating in the face of a seven-week Iraqi military assault on their Mosul stronghold have hit back in the...

Iraqi forces say 1,000 Islamic State fighters killed in Mosul

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Iraqi special forces battling to clear Islamic State from eastern Mosul have killed nearly 1,000 militants but fighting has slowed as troops...

Iraq could split if Shi’ite militias enter Mosul

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Iraq is at risk of partition and the worst sectarian bloodletting since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion if Shi'ite paramilitary units get involved...

Islamic State uses drones to attack Iraqi army in Mosul

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Islamic State has been using drones to attack Iraqi troops advancing in the northern city of Mosul, the militant group's last major...

Iraqi forces yet to seal off Mosul as battle enters second...

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The U.S.-backed offensive to crush Islamic State in its last major city stronghold in Iraq entered a second month on Thursday as...

Iraqi forces struggle to tell friend from foe in Mosul street...

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A vehicle shielded with metal plates and driven by a suicide attacker turned onto a main road filled with soldiers in eastern...

Under siege in Mosul, Islamic State turns to executions and paranoia

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A few weeks ago, a person inside Mosul began to send text messages to Iraqi military intelligence in Baghdad. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the...

Islamic State uses wooden tanks and bearded mannequins in decoy attempts

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Islamic State is using wooden replicas of tanks and Humvees in a bid to subvert an air campaign by the U.S.-led military...

Iraqi army says advances in Mosul, despite suicide bombers

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Iraqi special forces backed by U.S. and Iraqi air power took control of two districts of eastern Mosul on Saturday after heavy...

Iraqi special forces seize Mosul district in fresh push

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Iraqi special forces said they pushed deeper into Mosul on Friday despite heavy resistance from Islamic State militants using civilians as cover,...

“Crashing waves” of jihadists fray soldiers’ nerves in Mosul battle

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A week after his tank division punched through Islamic State defences on the south-east edge of Mosul, an Iraqi army colonel says...

Islamic State abducts more than 200 near Mosul, retreats with thousands

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Islamic State fighters abducted 295 former Iraqi Security Forces members near the militant stronghold of Mosul and also forced 1,500 families to...

With tunnels and guile, militants battle overwhelming force in Iraq

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Judging by the huge number of bullet holes that penetrated a house in this northern Iraqi town, the sniper who had been...

Islamic State hits back in Mosul but faces new Raqqa front

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Islamic State fighters targeted Iraqi troops with car bombs and ambushes in Mosul, stalling an army advance in their north Iraq stronghold,...

Iraqi forces push deeper into east Mosul

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Iraqi special forces recaptured six districts of eastern Mosul on Friday, a military statement said, expanding the army's foothold in the Islamic...

Islamic State leader says “no retreat” from Mosul assault

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Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi told his followers on Thursday there could be no retreat in a "total war" against the...

Iraqi troops battle IS inside Mosul

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Iraqi forces battled Islamic State fighters on the eastern edge of Mosul on Tuesday as the two-week campaign to recapture the jihadists'...

Iraqi forces make first push into Mosul

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Advancing Iraqi troops broke through Islamic State defences in an eastern suburb of Mosul on Monday, taking the battle for the insurgents'...

Iran-trained militias join U.S.-backed campaign on Mosul, flying Shi’ite flags

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Gun trucks and humvees streamed north on a highway heading to Mosul on Sunday flying the banners of Shi'ite militias along with...

Villagers say they were forced to walk to Mosul as human...

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Islamic State fighters forced women, children and the elderly to walk alongside them for days as human shields to cover their retreat...

IS retaliates as Iraqi forces push on Mosul

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Islamic State launched a major counter-attack on the city of Kirkuk on Friday as Iraqi and Kurdish forces pursued operations to seize...

US expects IS to wield chemical weapons in Mosul fight

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The United States expects Islamic State to use crude chemical weapons as it tries to repel an Iraqi-led offensive on the city...

Shi’ite militias will support Iraqi army offensive on Mosul

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A Shi'ite paramilitary force said on Tuesday it will support the Iraqi army's offensive on Mosul, Islamic State's last major stronghold in...

Twenty villages fall in first day of battle for Mosul –...

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Armed forces closing in on Mosul said on Tuesday they secured some 20 villages on the outskirts of the city in the...

Iraq launches Mosul offensive to drive out Islamic State

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Iraqi government forces, with air and ground support from the US-led coalition, launched an offensive on Monday to drive Islamic State from...

Mosul assault in focus two years after Islamic State takeover

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When Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi pledged in December that Iraq would retake Islamic State's de facto capital Mosul by the end of...

Iraqi panel finds Maliki, others responsible for fall of Mosul

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An Iraqi parliamentary panel called on Sunday for former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and dozens of other top officials to stand trial...

Insight – Islamic State expands its ‘state’

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Almost a year after Islamic State's shock capture of Mosul, Iraq's second city, the black flags of the jihadis have been raised...

In Mosul, Islamic State turns captured city into fortress

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In a government building in Mosul, a handful of Iraqi contractors gathered to compete for a tender last month. It was the kind...

Militants target Iraq security forces in checkpoint attacks

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Militants killed at least 22 members of the security forces in Iraq on Tuesday, mostly in attacks on police and military checkpoints,...