Kurdish fighters and Iraqi special forces opened a new front Thursday in the offensive to dislodge Islamic State from Mosul, pressuring the militants from the city's northern edges. Hundreds of Kurdish fighters known as Peshmerga pushed toward the militant-controlled town of Bashiqa about 12 miles northeast of Mosul, the Sunni Muslim extremist...
BASHMANA, Iraq-The convoy on the horizon alarmed the Iraqi special forces at a temporary camp on the outskirts of this Islamic State-held village, cars and tractors kicking up dust on an arid plain and advancing rapidly.
Iraqi troops were ordered Wednesday to pause their advance on Mosul for 48 hours, in what commanders said was a step aimed at ensuring a coordinated offensive to retake Islamic State's last major bastion in the country. Iraqi forces moving toward Mosul from the south progressed quickly Monday, the first day of the offensive.
Kurdish and Iraqi forces captured 17 villages around Mosul on Monday, Iraq's military said, but Islamic State slowed their advance with heavy mortar fire that signaled a potentially fierce battle for the militant group's last major stronghold in Iraq.
Iraqi forces launched a long-awaited offensive early Monday to push Islamic State from Mosul, as thousands of government troops and Kurdish fighters advanced toward the outskirts of the militant-held city. Flanked by senior Iraqi military commanders, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi went on national television to announce the start of the operation to retake Iraq's second-largest city from Islamic State, declaring, "The hour of victory...
News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Residents prepare as Iraqi military launches effort to retake ISIS-controlled city Mosul residents and Iraqi intelligence officials describe fraying support for Islamic State and disarray in its ranks ahead of the Iraqi military's campaign to drive the group from the city.
ERBIL, Iraq - A diverse coalition of Iraqi forces launched a military assault on the Islamic State-controlled city of Mosul, a battle considered the final and most complex fight against the militancy in the country. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said early Monday in a nationally televised announcement that Iraqi armed forces began the push into Mosul from towns surrounding the city.
ERBIL, Iraq-At recent Friday prayers in a Mosul mosque, the Islamic State-appointed preacher eschewed the traditional sermon extolling the group's virtues for a plea for local support against a long-anticipated government offensive. "Do you want to be humiliated again by the army, and do you not appreciate the dignity we gave you?"
An Islamic State suicide bomber detonated an explosive inside a crowded funeral tent in Baghdad Saturday, killing at least 34 people, the highest death toll in a string of bombings in recent weeks targeting Shiite religious gatherings. The bomber struck in the al-Shaab district in the north east of the capital as mourners filled a large tent to...
Plans for a pivotal offensive to uproot Islamic State from the Iraqi city of Mosul are running into unexpected complications from Turkey, which is pressing the U.S. and Iraq to incorporate its allies into the battle's fighting force.
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