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Iraqi violinist plays anti-IS concert in Mosul

Iraqi violinist plays anti-IS concert in Mosul

A violinist who was forced to flee Mosul by Islamic State has returned to the city to play a public concert in protest against the militants. Explosions and gunfire could be heard from the west of the city, where US backed forces are still fighting IS, as Iraqi...
Iraqi soldiers hit by IS gas attack in Mosul

Iraqi soldiers hit by IS gas attack in Mosul

A gas attack blamed on Islamic State militants has struck Iraqi soldiers in a newly-liberated area of Mosul. The country’s military said jihadists fired a chlorine-filled rocket at troops who are trying to seize the west of the Iraqi city from IS. Seven soldiers...
IS steps up attacks on civilians in Mosul

IS steps up attacks on civilians in Mosul

Islamic State is increasing its attacks on the civilian population of western Mosul as its hold on the northern Iraqi city weakens, Sky News has been told. Medical workers said they were seeing even larger numbers of people who have been targeted by the insurgents. Dr...
IS 'baiting' coalition to bomb Mosul civilians

IS 'baiting' coalition to bomb Mosul civilians

Islamic State is using civilians as bait for coalition air strikes to create public outcry as the offensive against Mosul continues. Since the push began in February, it is estimated the number of IS fighters has been halved – leaving fewer than 1,000 remaining...
US 'probably had role in Mosul civilian casualties'

US 'probably had role in Mosul civilian casualties'

The top American commander in Iraq says the US probably had a role in civilian casualties in the battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State. Scores of civilians have died in coalition airstrikes in the west of the city this month as US-backed government forces fight to...
Iraqi soldiers brave car bombs in Mosul fight

Iraqi soldiers brave car bombs in Mosul fight

Iraqi forces are facing waves of suicide car bombings as they attempt to push their way towards the Old City and recapture west Mosul from Islamic State extremists. Their new tactics include circling the Old City using a number of different units which are approaching...
Mosul sinkhole could be Iraq's biggest mass grave

Mosul sinkhole could be Iraq's biggest mass grave

There is a scratchy patch of land south of Mosul that is dotted with dozens of burnt-out oil tanks and bits of scorched grass. The men from so-called Islamic State used this spot to refine petrol in what was a great do-it-yourself fuel distillery. But they also had...
Snatch squads hunt IS bombmaker in Mosul

Snatch squads hunt IS bombmaker in Mosul

The anti-terror operation that Iraqi security forces are facing is huge. It will also be a massive test of their abilities. Not only are they having to fight a war but they are also having to provide security and win “hearts and minds” in a city where the...
Traumatised Mosul children behead mud doll

Traumatised Mosul children behead mud doll

In areas of Mosul cleared of Islamic State fighters life is returning to normal, but there are fears about the trauma suffered by children who have grown up under the militants. In Chamakor camp, which was clean, spacious and carefully laid out, there are 11,800...
The Battle for Mosul: Sky News on the frontline

The Battle for Mosul: Sky News on the frontline

On the frontline By Alex Crawford, Special Correspondent in Mosul Sky News has witnessed house-to-house fighting in west Mosul as Iraqi forces try to push Islamic State out of their last stronghold in the country. Video: Sky’s Alex Crawford with Iraqi forces in...
How the recapture of Mosul unfolded

How the recapture of Mosul unfolded

A huge operation, involving more than 100,000 Iraqi troops, federal police, Shia and Sunni militias, was launched in October 2016 to recapture the country’s second-largest city. Mosul has been under Islamic State control since 2014, when it was used as the base...
Human crisis as important as battle for Mosul

Human crisis as important as battle for Mosul

For the past 14 years, Iraq has lurched from one multi-ethnic, multi-religious conflict to another. Some 10,000 to 12,000 refugees are fleeing the western part of Mosul every day – a great exodus from a city that once numbered five million. Residents have been...
House-to-house fighting in battle for west Mosul

House-to-house fighting in battle for west Mosul

Sky News has witnessed house-to-house fighting in west Mosul as Iraqi forces try to push Islamic State out of their last stronghold in the country. The US-led coalition is attempting to recapture the Old City from the extremists but the ancient quarters are densely...
Coalition: We are witnessing defeat of IS in Mosul

Coalition: We are witnessing defeat of IS in Mosul

Islamic State is being defeated in the Iraqi city of Mosul, a spokesman for the US-backed coalition has told Sky News. Brigadier General Matthew Isler, deputy commanding General of the US Air Force, said: “Right now, the offensive is going very well.” He...
US probes if airstrikes killed Mosul civilians

US probes if airstrikes killed Mosul civilians

The US-led coalition fighting Islamic State has said it was involved in an airstrike in west Mosul last week which is claimed to have caused hundreds of civilian casualties. US Central Command said in a statement that “an initial review of strike data from March...

Battle for Mosul: Residents flee ahead of air strikes

Battle for Mosul: Residents flee ahead of air strikes 25 March 2017 From the section Middle East Media captionThousands of civilians flee Mosul fearing being caught up in airstrikes Thousands of people are fleeing the Iraqi city of Mosul, held by the so-called Islamic...
Homes become bunkers to escape Mosul blasts

Homes become bunkers to escape Mosul blasts

Trapped civilians in west Mosul have built bunkers in their homes to withstand the bombings and shootings as the final battle for the Iraqi city gets under way. Those who are able have been fleeing, but hundreds of thousands of others remain pinned down – caught...
UN fears 200 died in coalition airstrike on Mosul

UN fears 200 died in coalition airstrike on Mosul

UN fears 200 died in coalition airstrike on Mosul 24 March 2017 From the section Middle East Image copyright AP Image caption Residents carry the bodies of people killed in Mosul’s Jadideh neighbourhood The United Nations has raised grave concerns about reports...
UN: 400,000 'trapped' in IS-held west Mosul

UN: 400,000 'trapped' in IS-held west Mosul

Around 400,000 thousand people are “trapped” in the Islamic State-controlled Old City of west Mosul, the UN said. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) warned that food and medical shortages and sustained shelling could provoke a mass exodus. An agency official in...
Sky crew survives IS bomb explosion in Mosul

Sky crew survives IS bomb explosion in Mosul

This is the moment a Sky News crew narrowly avoids a suicide bomb blast as they run from sniper fire on the front line of the Iraqi offensive against Islamic State in Mosul. Sky News Chief Correspondent Stuart Ramsay is at the front of the offensive along with...
Snipers, missiles and bombs in Mosul chaos

Snipers, missiles and bombs in Mosul chaos

Iraqi forces are just a street away from storming Mosul’s old quarter in what many believe will be the defining phase for the battle for Iraq’s second city. Sky News chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay joined Iraq’s emergency response division near the...
Mosul IS battle: Iraqi forces retake Badoush prison

Mosul IS battle: Iraqi forces retake Badoush prison

Mosul IS battle: Iraqi forces retake Badoush prison 8 March 2017 From the section Middle East Image copyright AFP Image caption Iraqi army, police and special forces units are pushing into western Mosul Iraqi forces have recaptured a prison north-west of Mosul that...
Iraqi forces in Mosul retake government base

Iraqi forces in Mosul retake government base

Iraqi forces have recaptured a government complex in western Mosul from Islamic State fighters. Troops hoisted an Iraqi flag on top of the buildings in the Dawasa district and Lt Gen Abdul-Amir Raheed Yar Allah hailed the federal police as “heroes”. A...
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