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Iraqi units clear Mosul buildings after advances, IS attacks

Associated Press

People displaced by fighting between the Iraqi military and Islamic State militants pass through an alley in Gogjali, on the eastern outskirts of Mosul, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. Iraqi special forces cleared buildings on Saturday in neighborhoods they entered in Eastern Mosul a day earlier, after pushing on Islamic State militants in their drive to take back the city. A woman carries white flags as she flees from a zone of conflict between the Iraqi military and Islamic State militants in Gogjali, on the eastern outskirts of Mosul, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi special forces cleared buildings on Saturday in neighborhoods they entered in eastern Mosul a day earlier, after pushing out Islamic State militants in their drive to take back the city.


Iraqi forces say defenses, civilians hamper Mosul advance

Associated Press

New satellite images show that Islamic State militants in Mosul have set up daunting defenses designed to bog down advancing forces. The images taken Monday and made public by Saturday by Texas-based private intelligence firm Stratfor, show rows of concrete barricades, earthen berms and rubble blocking key routes leading to the core of the city. The images taken Monday and made public by Saturday by Texas-based private intelligence firm Stratfor, show rows of concrete barricades, earthen berms and rubble blocking key routes leading to the core of the city.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm; MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's special forces worked Sunday to fully clear neighborhoods on Mosul's eastern edge of Islamic State militants as suspected IS bombings killed at least 20 people elsewhere around the country.


Iraqi forces say defenses, civilians hamper Mosul advance

Associated Press

New satellite images show that Islamic State militants in Mosul have set up daunting defenses designed to bog down advancing forces. The images taken Monday and made public by Saturday by Texas-based private intelligence firm Stratfor, show rows of concrete barricades, earthen berms and rubble blocking key routes leading to the core of the city. The images taken Monday and made public by Saturday by Texas-based private intelligence firm Stratfor, show rows of concrete barricades, earthen berms and rubble blocking key routes leading to the core of the city.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm; MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's special forces struggled Sunday to clear areas retaken from the Islamic State group along Mosul's eastern edge, where the extremists have built up fortifications and ramparts in residential neighborhoods.


MOSUL COUNTERATTACK ISIS uses suicide bombers as civilians flee the city

FOX News

BAGHDAD – Iraqi special forces cleared buildings on Saturday in neighborhoods they entered in eastern Mosul a day earlier, losing some ground in counterattacks after pushing out Islamic State militants in their drive to take back the city. Islamic State group fighters launched counterattacks in the thin strip of territory Iraqi special forces have recaptured, emerging from populated areas deeper in the city to target the troops with mortars and suicide car bombs. The extremists also attacked farther into territory Iraqi forces claim to control, pushing back some gains along the southern edge of the Gogjali district that Iraqi forces declared "liberated" on Wednesday. Fighting continued in the morning, with both sides firing mortars and automatic weapons on each other's positions, while the Iraqi troops also responded with artillery. Clashes were most intense in the al-Bakr neighborhood.


Human shields, barricades slow Iraqi advance into Mosul

Associated Press

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Islamic State fighters launched counterattacks Saturday against Iraqi special forces in eastern Mosul, emerging from populated areas deeper in the city to target the troops with mortars and suicide car bombs in clashes that raged late into the night.