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Iraqi units clear Mosul buildings after advances, IS attacks

Associated Press

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. 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.


Vicious fighting as Iraqi forces resume assault on Mosul after fortnight lull

The Japan Times

MOSUL, IRAQ – Breaking a two-week lull in fighting, Iraqi troops backed by the U.S.-led coalition's airstrikes and artillery pushed deeper into eastern Mosul on Thursday in a multipronged assault against Islamic State militants in the city. Elite special forces pushed into the Karama and Quds neighborhoods, while army troops and federal police advanced into the nearby Intisar, Salam and Sumor neighborhoods. Columns of dark smoke rose overhead as explosions shook the city and heavy machine gun fire echoed through the streets. Stiff resistance by the militants, civilians trapped inside their houses and bad weather have slowed advances in the more than two-month-old offensive to recapture Iraq's second-largest city, the extremist group's last urban bastion in the country. It is the biggest Iraqi military operation since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.


Iraq military: Troops have 'full control' of eastern Mosul

Associated Press

Iraq's special forces troops celebrate as they hold a flag of the Islamic State group they captured after regaining control of Andalus neighborhood in the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. Iraq's special forces troops celebrate as they hold a flag of the Islamic State group they captured after regaining control of Andalus neighborhood in the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. In this photo picture taken through the windshield of Iraq's special forces armored vehicle, Iraqi security forces advance in the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. Civilians congratulate each other after they survive the fight between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants in a neighborhood recently liberated from the militia on the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.


Iraqi forces move to retake another Mosul neighborhood

Associated Press

Iraqi troops fighting Islamic State militants in the eastern outskirts of Mosul regrouped Monday in the city's neighborhoods they recently retook from the extremist group, conducting house-to-house searches and looking for would-be suicide car bombs, a top Iraqi commander said. Iraqi troops fighting Islamic State militants in the eastern outskirts of Mosul regrouped Monday in the city's neighborhoods they recently retook from the extremist group, conducting house-to-house searches and looking for would-be suicide car bombs, a top Iraqi commander said. Iraqi troops fighting Islamic State militants in the eastern outskirts of Mosul regrouped Monday in the city's neighborhoods they recently retook from the extremist group, conducting house-to-house searches and looking for would-be suicide car bombs, a top Iraqi commander said. Iraqi troops fighting Islamic State militants in the eastern outskirts of Mosul regrouped Monday in the city's neighborhoods they recently retook from the extremist group, conducting house-to-house searches and looking for would-be suicide car bombs, a top Iraqi commander said.


Airstrike hits Mosul bridge, disrupting IS supply lines

Associated Press

Children walk among smoke from burning oil fields in Qayara, south of Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. For months, residents of the Iraqi town of Qayara have lived in the darkness from a cloud of toxic fumes released by oil fields lit by retreating Islamic State fighters. For months, residents of the Iraqi town of Qayara have lived in the darkness from a cloud of toxic fumes released by oil fields lit by retreating Islamic State fighters. The airstrike was followed by intense fighting in an eastern Mosul neighborhood where Iraq's special forces are slowly advancing toward the city center, hampered by suicide car bombings, sniper's fire and concerns over the safety of civilians still living inside the city.