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Iraq makes swift territorial gains against IS in Mosul

Associated Press

Iraqi Army soldiers load rockets into a multi-barrel rocket launcher during fight against Islamic State militants to regain control of Mosul University in the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. Iraqi Army soldiers load rockets into a multi-barrel rocket launcher during fight against Islamic State militants to regain control of Mosul University in the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. Iraqi special forces entered Mosul University on Friday in their latest advance along the eastern front as they battle Islamic State militants for control of the city, according to senior Iraqi officers. Iraqi special forces entered Mosul University on Friday in their latest advance along the eastern front as they battle Islamic State militants for control of the city, according to senior Iraqi officers.


Iraq makes swift territorial gains against IS in Mosul

Associated Press

Iraqi special forces advance inside Mosul University grounds, during fighting against Islamic State militants in the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. Iraqi special forces advance inside Mosul University grounds, during fighting against Islamic State militants in the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. A soldier with elite counterterrorism forces rides atop of an armoured vehicle celebrating as he holds a flag of the Islamic State group as Iraqi special forces fight against Islamic State militants to regain control of Mosul University, in the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. Iraqi special forces advance inside Mosul University grounds, during fighting against Islamic State militants in the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017.


Iraq makes swift territorial gains against IS in Mosul

The Japan Times

MOSUL, IRAQ – Iraqi forces have won a string of swift territorial gains in Mosul in the fight against the Islamic State group after months of slow progress, with a senior officer on Saturday laying claim to a cluster of buildings inside Mosul University and another edge of a bridge. Iraqi forces now control the eastern sides of three of the city's five bridges that span the Tigris River connecting Mosul's east to west. Warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition bombed the city's bridges late last year in an effort to isolate IS fighters in the city's east by disrupting resupply routes. At Mosul University, senior commanders said Iraqi forces had secured more than half of the campus Saturday amid stiff resistance, but clashes were ongoing into the afternoon. Iraqi forces entered the university from the southeast Friday morning and by nightfall had secured a handful of buildings, Brig.


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.


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. 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. Street vendors displays their goods in front of a destroyed market after fighting 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.