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Mosul families return to booby trapped homes

Mosul families return to booby trapped homes

The city of Mosul spreads out along the banks of the Tigris River. It is a formidable, if scenic, obstacle and five bridges were built to overcome it. After months of vicious warfare however, there is only one way for residents to cross. The Iraqi generals call it...
Desperate medics in Mosul make plea for help

Desperate medics in Mosul make plea for help

People in Mosul come here to register and if they satisfy the criteria they should receive treatment and support – but Dr Saad has not got a whole lot to offer. He is in desperate need of artificial limbs, wheelchairs and crutches and is entirely dependent on...
The different battles for Raqqa and Mosul

The different battles for Raqqa and Mosul

The city of Mosul was declared as “liberated” from Islamic State two weeks ago, but a very different and challenging fight is looming 231 miles to Mosul’s west in the Syrian city of Raqqa. Mosul’s liberation from Islamic State came at great...
German girl 'arrested in Mosul for supporting IS'

German girl 'arrested in Mosul for supporting IS'

A German teenager is reported to be among five women arrested for supporting Islamic State in the Iraqi city of Mosul. Photos of a pale-skinned girl being detained by Iraqi security services have been circulating on social media since the weekend. It is now being...
This Is What It’s Like Inside Liberated Mosul

This Is What It’s Like Inside Liberated Mosul

Andrea DiCenzo for BuzzFeed News MOSUL, Iraq — ISIS has cost Ziad Salem deeply — his job as a guard at the ministry of oil; his marriage to a wife who turned out to be an ISIS sympathizer; and his home once her family tarnished him as an opponent of the...
Iraq 'investigating Mosul cliff killing video'

Iraq 'investigating Mosul cliff killing video'

Iraq ‘investigating Mosul cliff killing video’ 13 July 2017 From the section Middle East Image copyright Other Image caption Still from video of abuse footage The Iraqi government has said it is investigating a video seemingly showing troops killing...
Govt pledges funding for war-torn Mosul

Govt pledges funding for war-torn Mosul

Britain will send lifesaving aid and provide extra funding to help civilians in war-torn Mosul. The Iraqi forces’ nine-month fight to drive Islamic State militants out of the city has displaced more than 900,000 people and, with more than half of buildings in...
Mosul: IS fights on despite Iraqi PM's claim

Mosul: IS fights on despite Iraqi PM's claim

Islamic State has continued to fight on in Mosul a day after Iraq’s prime minister declared a “great victory” in the city. A few dozen jihadists battled with Iraqi forces on Monday as they remain surrounded in a small patch of Mosul’s Old City....
Iraq PM formally declares Mosul victory

Iraq PM formally declares Mosul victory

Battle for Mosul: Iraq PM Abadi formally declares victory 10 July 2017 From the section Middle East Image copyright Twitter/@IraqiPMO Image caption Haider al-Abadi (centre) waved an Iraqi national flag as he celebrated with troops in Mosul Iraqi Prime Minister Haider...
'Liberated' – How the battle for Mosul unfolded

'Liberated' – How the battle for 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 had been under Islamic State control since 2014, when it was used as the base...

Iraq's PM declares victory over IS in Mosul

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has declared that the city of Mosul has been ‘liberated’ from Islamic State. He arrived in the city on Sunday, after Iraqi forces reached the River Tigris. In a statement Mr Abadi’s office said that he:...
Iraqi PM in Mosul to celebrate victory

Iraqi PM in Mosul to celebrate victory

Iraqi PM in Mosul to celebrate victory 9 July 2017 From the section Middle East Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi arrives in Mosul to congratulate Iraqi forces for victory over IS in the city This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly....
IS pledges to 'fight to the death' in Mosul

IS pledges to 'fight to the death' in Mosul

Islamic State militants have pledged to “fight to the death” in the Old City of Mosul in Iraq. The fighters are making their last stand in the district of Maydan on the banks of the River Tigris. Iraqi forces, backed by the US-led coalition, say they are...
Battle for Mosul: IS defeat imminent, says state TV

Battle for Mosul: IS defeat imminent, says state TV

Battle for Mosul: IS defeat imminent, says state TV 8 July 2017 From the section Middle East Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police have started celebrating in the streets of Mosul So-called Islamic State (IS) defences in the Iraqi city of Mosul are collapsing...
Fears for 20,000 trapped in IS-held Mosul

Fears for 20,000 trapped in IS-held Mosul

As many as 20,000 civilians are feared trapped in Islamic State-held parts of Mosul as jihadists face being driven out of the city. The terror group has a last-remaining Iraqi stronghold in the Old City area, as an eight-month onslaught by government forces nears its...
Mosul battle almost over but fighting still fierce

Mosul battle almost over but fighting still fierce

The fighting in Mosul may almost be at an end, but it certainly is not yet. We travelled with the Iraqi federal police to the southern corniche of west Mosul, on the banks of the Tigris. An area taken months ago that is meant to be secure. But is is not. On every...
Iraqi troops 'just days' from capturing Mosul

Iraqi troops 'just days' from capturing Mosul

The fighting is so close now it is within throwing distance. Iraqi soldiers hiding in the walled back yard of a house in Mosul’s Old City take a few steps and chuck their grenades across the street. At the gate machine gunners fire at Islamic State positions....
Battle for Mosul: Iraq forces repel IS counter-attack

Battle for Mosul: Iraq forces repel IS counter-attack

Battle for Mosul: Iraq forces repel IS counter-attack 26 June 2017 From the section Middle East Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOrla Guerin on the front line in Mosul Fighters of so-called Islamic State (IS) have launched counter-attacks as...
Families plead with IS to leave bloody Mosul

Families plead with IS to leave bloody Mosul

It is hard to appreciate how dreadful Mosul’s old city has become. Families are being torn apart here and there is nothing that can be done to stop it. They are being murdered for just trying to live. On the edge of the old city a disused shop is an emergency...
Intense fighting in Mosul as IS gets desperate

Intense fighting in Mosul as IS gets desperate

Dramatic footage has emerged of Iraqi forces battling with Islamic State fighters in the Old City of Mosul. Officers are seen moving under heavy gunfire in the video as jihadists defend their remaining stronghold. Loud bursts of gunfire echoed through the Old...
ISIS Destroyed An 845-Year-Old Mosque In Mosul

ISIS Destroyed An 845-Year-Old Mosque In Mosul

Department of Defense ISIS destroyed the historic Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul on Wednesday, including its landmark minaret that had stood since the 12th century. The Iraqi government and the US-led coalition of Operation Inherent Resolve announced the...
Battle for Mosul: IS 'blows up' al-Nuri mosque

Battle for Mosul: IS 'blows up' al-Nuri mosque

Battle for Mosul: IS ‘blows up’ al-Nuri mosque 21 June 2017 From the section Middle East Image copyright AFP So-called Islamic State (IS) has blown up the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, Iraqi forces say. The historic landmark was where IS leader Abubakr...

IS 'blows up' al Nouri mosque in Mosul

IS fighters have blown up al Nouri mosque in Mosul, where the group’s leader declared the caliphate, the Iraqi military has said. The Ministry of Defence said the group destroyed the mosque and iconic leaning minaret when fighters detonated explosives inside the...
Deadly food poisoning outbreak at Mosul camp

Deadly food poisoning outbreak at Mosul camp

A mass outbreak of food poisoning has killed two people and left hundreds critically ill at a desert camp for displaced Iraqis. More than 750 people were affected, with at least 200 sent to hospitals by the food poisoning that left them vomiting and suffering severe...
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